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Digitalisation and learning spaces – challenges and opportunities

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Digitalisation is shaping the daily teaching and learning in a way that could hardly be imagined in the school years of previous generations. Innovations bring along multiple benefits, but sooner or later also some unexpected problems tend to appear. The ever faster change is taking up more and more of individual resources. Learning can be considered a trip to an unknown terrain. Amidst a constant flood of information without any quiet shelter, there is an imminent risk of cognitive overload while adjusting oneself to the new ways of interaction and operation, which eventually leads to malfunctioning in one way or another.

More men to school?

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”It’s incredibly hard to capture what gender means for teachership”. So considered a group of a few students in Restaurant Uno in Ruusupuisto. The students were pondering, on the basis of their first weeks at the University, about the female domination among class teachers and its implications for teaching work. What is this phenomenon all about? Why is the teaching profession sought and eventually occupied predominantly by women? Why are there so few men in schools?

Does perseverance substitute intelligence?

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Practice makes perfect and repetition is the mother of learning. Practice and repetition are essential elements of learning. But how is perseverance connected to student performance? Does perseverance substitute intelligence and can persistent efforts bring better results in test situations as well? Finns are known for their sisu (a combination of persistence and will-power). But are the youth perseverant and did it help them succeed in PISA assessments?

2 - career planning

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PISA study: Finnish students learn career planning skills already at school

Career planning skills refer to the ability to find information on prospective study paths or job opportunities, for example. In Finland, the significance of school in learning career planning skills is the highest among the studied PISA countries. One reason for this is that in Finland, unlike in many other countries, student counselling is part of the curriculum and a compulsory subject for everyone.