Archive for January 30th, 2010


#30 hearts to the world

030/365 hearts to the world, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Today I went to the largest Finnish educational fair in Helsinki, EDUCA 2010. Apart from looking at the hundreds of booths of different vendors and educational organizations and voluntary groups, I also had the pleasure of listening to Professor Andy Hargreaves from Boston College. His talk on educational leadership and ‘The Fourth Way’ was truly thought-provoking and inspirational in terms of the future of Finland’s praised educational system.

The global and intercultural issues booths interested me the most. In one of them, I placed my pink heart on the world map, with a promise of setting my heart on global awareness issues in all my teaching. I really liked the symbolism of the world map covered in the pink hearts – as if it was love spreading all over the globe. It could also be seen as a symbol of all the dynamic networks and collaborative efforts of educators from all corners of the world.

This time my heart was placed in Singapore, where wonderful students and teachers in our partner school are getting ready to welcome our group in only three weeks’ time.


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