Learning and Development Across Cultures

Learning and Development Across Cultures

Course dates:
23 July, 2018 to 27 July, 2018
Early-Bird (until March 31, 2018) – 395€ / Regular (after March 31, 2018) – 445€
Multidisciplinary, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Monday, 30 April, 2018
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

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.


Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms).


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