Posted in Business, Education, Technology

“Zu Besuch in der Zukunft” – A Visit Into the Future

Recent article in the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (in German):

Fortschrittliches Estland – Zu Besuch in der Zukunft / Progressive Estonia – A Visit Into the Future

By Marie-Astrid Langer, Tallinn 27.2.2015, 05:30 Uhr

A very interesting, comprehensive report about the e-developments in Estonia since 1999.

See: http://www.nzz.ch/international/europa/zu-besuch-in-der-zukunft-1.18491451

At the end of the article you find an overview about the main political parties and their programs. This Sunday elections will take place.

Please use an online translator if necessary.

Posted in Education

Computer-Based Math now at Estonian Schools

computerbasedmath.org
computerbasedmath.org

Schoolchildren in 30 schools in Estonia will shortly be embarking on a pilot project for a new way of learning mathematics, computer-based mathematics, that reduces the emphasis on computation — doing sums — and increases the emphasis on understanding the uses of mathematics in real-world examples. Jon McLoone is Content Director for computerbasedmath.org, a project to redefine school math education assuming the use of computers. The company announced a deal with the Estonian Education ministry to trial a self-contained statistics program replacing the more traditional curriculum. Estonia has been at the forefront of education reform. Last year it rolled out a trial to teach children from as young as seven robotics and how to program.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2013/02/11/estonian-schools-to-teach-computer-based-math/