Polkuni in co-operation with Mavaconsult Oy arranged a startup day at Polkuni (former SongHi) office connecting ten interesting startups and half a dozen investors. All team present had high values for their product and team backed up by Finnish healthy but a bit crazy attitude. In the picture energetic Perttu Pölönen of startup Musiclock that caught my eye and ear with their simple way of solving teaching music theory in an easy way.
I listened and talked with Srini Swaminathan, a teacher from India at SETT (Scandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) exhibition near Stockholm, Sweden. What do you do when even making your way to the school is a challenge not to talk about major practical difficulties during school day like having a roof on top of the class. How do you keep up to 70 students interested and focused? By being creative. After listening to Srini "the lack of resources" got a totally di
NowTV from HK recently made a documentary comparing the approach of HK education with that of Finnish education, they filmed in both HK and Finland. They interviewed, Teachers, Parents and Students, to try and find the main differences in the two approaches to education at a public level. The documentary was aired last week in HK, to a local audience in Cantonese, the documentary raised a lot of talk on Facebook, mainly from local parents. I spoke with LaiPing who was the pro
Hong Kong gets a lot of bad press about kids not following a creative path at any point in their education, for the most part this is true. But for the last 25 years "Creative Kids" has been providing the environment and the opportunity for kids to spark up their imaginations and create lots of wonderful things, they way they see them, with a little nurturing and support from the Creative kids team. The environment looks and feels creative, as all true learning environments s
President's institute Summit was held at Copenhagen, Denmark. Next 12 gathered 1500 decision makers to discuss about the future challenges with impressive speakers like Andy Palmer (Aston Martin), Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestle), Yanis Varoufakis (former Minister of Finance of Greece) and Stéphane Garelli (Professor, Institute for Management Development).