Finland education: Localism at best

In Finland national agencies act as Learning Partners to local systems, enabling local actors to find their own answers. The gov strategy is thus to promote and enable local learning.

In my opinion Localism and designing for local emergence is a very powerful way to fight what Charlie Munger calls “Man with hammer syndrome(he sees only the nails)”,and(or) one size fits all perspectives. It is also an inbuilt mechanism to fight certainty merchants, particularly those with ideas which reduce evolvability of thinking and future optionalities.

Most education research communities are self-aggrandizing clusters of eco-chambers. Nobody care for what other groups are doing. I think localism and allowing local agents to come up with their own solution will enable emergence of more ideas and diversity in long run.

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