The State of Art of the Adult Education System in Finland: Basic Mathematics and Students’ Experiences
This paper offers a short general picture of the Finnish adult education system regarding basic mathematics education. Two different learning contexts are illustrated: the first one is a folk high school and the second one a prison. The descriptive data was gathered in interviews with students and teachers. It reflects personal experiences of some Finnish adults in studying basic mathematics and their teachers’ perspectives on adults’ learning.
||Adult Education, Basic Skills, Mathematics
The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp.553-564.
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Doctoral Student, Faculty , Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Laia Saló i Nevado is a Doctoral student at the Department of Education of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at the University of Helsinki in Finland. She graduated as a Licentiate of Pedagogy from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain. Her interests focus on Ethnomathematics, adults learning mathematics and the everyday use of mathematics.
Ph.D, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Aino Hannula (PhD, MA) is a Doctoral student at the Department of Social Sciences at University of Tampere. She received her doctorate in Adult Education from University of Helsinki. Her interests focus on Freirean pedagogy, media education and community based learning.
PhD Marja-Liisa Hassi, University of Colorado, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Marja-Liisa Hassi is a Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder and an Adjunct Professor in Education at the University of Helsinki. She received her Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Doctorate in Education from Helsinki University. Her current interests focus on undergraduate mathematics education, adults learning, affect and self-regulation in learning.
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