Solving the Problems of Philippine Basic Education
" Last year, I wrote about Finland’s quality teachers (“Finland, Harvard and fun math,” May 23, 2011). Your ideas on the “conservation” element echo the concerns of many people, including former Ateneo president Fr. Bienvenido Nebres, S.J. (“Math mastery comes with balance of why with how,” Sept. 18, 2011). Her comments were published in the Inquirer.
(Resourcefulness and Conservation):
By Queena N. Lee-Chua
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Solving problems requires dreams that are based on reality. That dream may be described by "A day in the life of Strömberg School":
|Figure taken from Strömberg School, http://finland.fi/Public/default.aspx?contentid=162937&nodeid=41807&culture=en-US|
"....Teachers' high education level allows them to plan their work and choose their methods independently. The Finnish school system is based on a culture of trust, not control, and teachers are active in developing their own work. On the job they set an example of lifelong learning...." (http://finland.fi/Public/default.aspx?contentid=162937&nodeid=41807&culture=en-US)