Scandinavia has always been an advocate for modern educational techniques. Moreover, Nordic countries are at the top of the list judged on students’ performance and quality of education.
But what makes these countries stand out from the rest?
There are no standardized tests in schools. Education is based mainly on teamwork and sharing knowledge while applying school theory to real-life experiences. These could be some of the reasons why Scandinavians excel in education.
Local schools educate the world’s top students and most innovative and creative minds. Since they do not have many natural resources, “brainpower” is the most valued in these countries. Additionally, governments are investing millions in this direction.
In the last decade schools in Nordic countries started using iPads and laptops in classrooms for all lectures. Especially in high schools and universities.
Recently robots and machine learning are adopted by schools and universities. The innovation is easy to achieve with implementing various interactive tools and systems. This also encourages the motivation for active participation in learning and understanding complex theories.
Education in Nordic countries is aiming to give the freedom of students to decide their own development path. Teachers implement interaction with technology and actively encouraging using and understanding it.
The focus is now on how they can use technology for educational purposes for smaller children. And whether it could allow us to create a personalized learning experience for each student.
Svenia Busson had the chance to visit 3 schools in Denmark that adopted a modern way of educating its students. And she wrote all about it in a post on her blog.
Read more about it here.