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48: The New Nordic School feat. Brad Kremer

Ep. 48

Unlike our season 3 episodes thus far, this is a standard one-on-one interview! Our guest didn't really fit in to some of the podcasts we're brewing up - so rather than holding onto this for a few months...we just went ahead and released it! I think it's an awesome conversation and I hope you enjoy.

The New Nordic School is an innovative school being built in Finland. Our guest, Brad Kremer, serves as director and informs us about the fantastic opportunities Finnish education provides and what New Nordic School aims to build further upon.

In our discussion, Brad and I discuss:

  • What is the New Nordic School?
  • What is the current state of Finland’s education system? Why is the New Nordic School different?
  • What curriculum can be exported from Finnish schools?
  • Is it possible for Finnish schools to be replicated everywhere, even in less equitable societies? As in, are Finland’s educational outcomes due to curriculum or more supportive societal structures?

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