Estonia, Tallinn

Learning and Development Across Cultures

when 23 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 395

School-children from Estonia and Finland consistently rank among the most competent children from any country – but their motivation to learn is lagging. Why is this, and what can we learn from some of the highest achievers in the world?

This course is taught by researchers from Estonia and Finland who have conducted several longitudinal studies about children’s development and learning. The Estonian and Finnish school systems are quite similar, but a few differences provide good opportunities to compare the role of specific factors in learning. Examples will be given from different areas: teacher practices and styles, reading and math development, and the role of interest and motivation in learning.

Course leader

Eve Kikas, Professor of School Psychology, Tallinn University

Target group

Students or practitioners in psychology, education, social work.

Course aim

The course explores the unique educational differences among two of the world’s top-performing nations, as well as common misconceptions and false beliefs around different learning styles.

Fee info

EUR 395: Early-bird fee until March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 445: Regular fee after March 31, 2018. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.