Teemu Leinonen, Associate Professor at Aalto University in Finland, has just written an article (in Finnish) about they way learning circles have emerged in the US, and how the program may differ in Finland, a country with a rich history of informal adult education.
Teemu warned me that Google Translate from Finnish to English is not very good, but I’ve pulled some excerpts from a full Google translation that a) get his point across and b) sound somehow poetic in their imperfect translation.
Now available through P2PU
MOOC courses can be studied in study circles
In addition to studying, together with others,
for example creative writing,
keeping a presentation in English, healthy
food preparation or even for themselves
the opposite political opinion
In a way P2PU has changed
the future global network of universities
local to the liberal education worker who
make the Internet wise.
However, the need for adult education is not diminishing.
On the contrary, on the contrary. Best
vaccine to modern scourges, such as the Internet
pervasive beliefs, vague and huffy,
is a scientific worldview
Confident in strong civil society
we have responded to the civic needs of our citizens for decades
governmental colleges and workers’ colleges
and networks of study centers. If
In Finland, someone wants to study independently
and arranging the study circle, it will certainly succeed.
Support is available. Or at least the structures are
okay. Or are you?