The Finland Phenomenon
Speaker: Tony Wagner
Friday, September 21
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What’s the deal with Finland? Harvard Innovation Education Fellow Tony Wagner discusses how Finland’s schools, which are consistently ranked among the best in the world, achieve this distinction while operating on a very different set of assumptions about effective learning and teaching than the US and many other countries...including no standardized tests. He also ties this all together with his latest book Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World.
Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.