I’ve noted lately there seem to be more and more studies and reports like this one. Check out this quote:
“A delegation led by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) recently toured Scandinavia in search of answers for how students in that region of the world were able to score so high on a recent international test of math and science skills. They found that educators in Finland, Sweden, and Denmark all cited autonomy, project-based learning, and nationwide broadband internet access as keys to their success.”
Here’s a link to the article in eSchoolnews:
U.S. educators seek lessons from Scandinavia
High-scoring nations on an international exam say success stems from autonomy, project-based learning
By Meris Stansbury, Assistant Editor, eSchool News
What they didn’t find is just as interesting:
“What the CoSN delegation didnâ€™t find in those nations were competitive grading, standardized testing, and top-down accountabilityâ€”all staples of the American education system.”
Makes you want to find out more huh?!
Learning is messy!
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