SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION ECONOMY & ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
"Much needed - glad to see this development - well done all involved".
Emeritus Professor Stuart B. Hill,
Foundation Chair Social Ecology,
School of Education,
University of Western Sydney.
Green Gold - Documentary by John D. Liu
TED TALKS EDUCATION
Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others.
Hosted by John Legend, this special focused solely on education marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.
Highly respected and capable teachers, virtually no standardised tests and a strong social safety next help explain why Finland consistently rates among the best public education systems in the world.
Starting age is 7, days last no longer than 5 hours (which typically start at around 9-9:30 AM), 15 minute breaks in between lessons, segregation by one's ability is illegal, one formal examination in a student's entire primary and secondary school career; yet Finnish students have been proven to be one of the highest scoring group of individuals worldwide in regards to academics, so surely Finland must be doing something right.
FINLAND TALKS EDUCATION
"In America Education is a business... In Finland young people learn to become human.". Finland: A clip from Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next
When it comes to international results, Finland's schools score consistently at the top.
However, pupils study the fewest number of class hours in the developed world.
The BBC travels to Helsinki to find out the secret of the Finns' education success.
THE GREAT CYCLES OF LIFE
John Taylor Gatto
Weapons of Mass Instruction
Dr. Vladimir Dimitrov