Pasi Sahlberg Lectures at the Houses of Parliament
Dr Pasi Sahlberg, the Director General of CIMO, lectures in London with a topic: ‘Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from the educational change in Finland?'
The event is hosted by Lisa Nandy, MP and a member of the Education Select Committee. Gillian Hargreaves, BBC Education Correspondent, will moderate the discussion.
Finland is one of the few countries which has successfully built an education system in which children learn without tough competition, long school days, and large amount of tests and homework. Dr Pasi Sahlberg, the Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation based in Helsinki) reveals how the Finnish way of developing education differs from the global predominant trend, which aims to increase evaluation and competition, and what England could learn from the Finnish experience.
Dr Sahlberg uses his book Finnish Lessons (2011) as the background for the lecture. It is an introduction to the development of Finnish education system, to the role of teachers, and to the education reform's connection to other sectors of the society.
Dr Pasi Sahlberg has previously worked as a teacher and policy adviser, and also in teacher education. He has served the World Bank in Washington and the European Commission in Torino as an education expert.
The Finnish Embassy sponsors the event.
Dr Pasi Sahlberg's lecture: ‘Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from the educational change in Finland?'
Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
17 May 2012 at 6-8pm
The event is open for public.
To attend, contact Heli Ristolainen: heli.ristolainen(a)formin.fi