The magic of Finnish Education.

Finland’s children do better at school by going to school less! It seems contradictory but it is not. Not only that, but they do not get any homework either. Have a look at this video.

With the latest female refugee setting herself alight at the death-camp of Nauru, the second within a week of doing so, and the dreadful stance of our Government on refugees. ( Our own PM, Turnbull stating ‘we must not get too misty eyes'( about refugees) we might get to the real reason of our well ingrained acceptance of bullying and torturing of refugees. We simply are just not educated and developed enough to understand the meaning of empathy and understanding of those outside our own narrow little world.

The Minster for immigration Mr Dutton, is now blaming refugee advocates for encouraging self harm. To think that New Zealand has offered to take several hundred refugees away from the dreadful state they are in, and then to, at the same time, make sense of Australia’s refusal allowing that to happen makes one wonder if North Korea isn’t a more humane country.

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9 Responses to “The magic of Finnish Education.”

  1. berlioz1935 Says:

    I agree fully with what you are saying. One feels shameful of what is being done in our name. Turnbull has used up all the goodwill in the short time he is PM.

    It is amazing, that PNG must tell us that the detention centre at Manus Island is illegal. We haven’t got brains enough to see it ourselves. Since Labor thinks the same way I can’t see a solution to the problem.

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  2. gerard oosterman Says:

    The thing that really upsets Australians and is considered really soul destroying is the punishment meted out to footballers for having done something to ‘salary caps.’. They are called the Eels!


  3. lifecameos Says:

    In my experience the parents all have very strong views on homework and the length of the school day. They need to be educated just as much as those who run the system. I knew many primary teachers who did not like giving homework, but the parents demanded it. I have heard senior staff members say that homework is for the parents more than the children.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Yet, the parents clamouring for homework for their children probably are working hard to raise them and have little time to help them grow up. The Finnish system is really encouraging the kids themselves to make a go of it. They teach respect and empathy for others. The most vital ingredients of educating.
      Helvi tells me that bullying and sledging others was unknown when she went to school. She loved school and became a qualified high school teacher in Finland.

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  4. stuartbramhall Says:

    I’ve always admired the Finnish education system. My mother never believed in homework either (in primary school that is). If I brought homework home, she contacted the teacher and told him to keep me after school if I couldn’t finish my seat work at school. I was the top student in the class, so he quit assigning homework.

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    • gerard oosterman Says:

      The biggest draw-back to getting the education system up to good levels is the dreaded divisions between private and public schools. It seems that adherence to school identifying uniforms and obsessing about sport is what the Australian system seems to be about more than educating. As for bullying, not that long ago kids would be assaulted by teachers quite openly. A good whack with the cane and systems of prefects and dux lording it over others was and still is part of our system. It might explain also our dreadful attitude to the refugees jailed on Nauru and Manus.


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