Science Teaching, Teachers and ICT in the Finnish Schools

ID: 43197 Type: Workshop
  1. Sari Yrjänäinen, Unversity of Tampere, Finland
  2. Eero Ropo, University of Tampere, Finland

Monday, June 23 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Location: B3116 View on map

Abstract: Finnish school students have in the top ten in the OECD PISA studies during the last 14 years in mathematics, reading and science. Typical for Finnish schools is that there is very little variance in the performance between the lowest and highest performing students and also between sexes. There are several reasons for the good test results. One of them is evidently the quality of overall pedagogy in the classrooms. Teachers’ pedagogical knowledge includes such factors as - Skills related to maintaining pedagogical relationships with students; meeting the students as individuals having individual needs and goals - Knowledge and understanding of the subject matter; pedagogical subject matter knowledge (pedagogical content knowledge) - Knowledge and skills in applying different working methods during the sessions - Knowledge and skills in using different materials and equipment during instructions In this workshop you will get and introduction to the Finnish teaching and teacher educa

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