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ERIC Number: EJ1068110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Countering the Neoliberal Paradigm: A Pedagogy of the Heart from a Finnish Higher Learning Perspective
FitzSimmons, Robert
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v13 n1 p210-237 Jun 2015
Finnish education and schooling has embraced the neoliberal model of education. No longer is the education system focused on social justice and social equality; rather, Finnish education and schooling has been remarketed into a more individualist mode of learning and schooling. This has especially happened in Finnish higher learning, as students are encouraged to quickly graduate through the rapid accumulation of credits. Learning that used to have an emphasis on the collective good is now seen as a model for work preparation as students are prepped as human capital for future employment. After introducing the neoliberal influence, this paper will offer a new perspective for Finnish higher education and schooling by presenting a pedagogy of the heart for consideration as a counter to the neoliberal model.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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