Trends in Mathematics Education in Finland

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Abstract

Since PISA 2000 there has been a huge international interest towards
education in Finland. Are there particular explanations to the PISA-success, a
philosophers' stone, to be found? Is it possible to export innovative
components found in Finnish schools to other countries and what exactly are
these components? Is it about accessibility? Can the successful components
be noticed and described? And why has the Finnish PISA-results in
mathematics dropped lately? Questions like these have been asked over the
years. In the paper I discuss trends in the Finnish public schooling that I find to
be of particular importance and highlight changes in the curriculum and trends
in mathematics education generally. I connect my arguments to research
findings as well as to anecdotal stories.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding on the Past to Prepare for the Future, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project
EditorsJanina Morska, Alan Rogerson
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventThe 16th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project - King's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Aug 202213 Aug 2022

Conference

ConferenceThe 16th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period08/08/2213/08/22

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