Hannamiina Tanninen: What the Finnish education systems could learn from Asia

The first time Hannamiina ever visited China was on the Aalto on Tracks student project, which took 80 students by train across Siberia to Shanghai World Expo. In 2010 Hannamiina moved to Hong Kong to pursue a degree in economics and China business. After graduation Hannamiina went to Taipei where she is currently living, working as an assistant Asia correspondent and studying Chinese. Before moving to Hong Kong, Hannamiina worked as a parliamentary assistant for the Minister of Education and Science and represented students in multiple Ministry of Education and Culture working groups.

Being an enthusiast about differences in Western and Asian cultures and learning in general, Hannamiina will share her insights to the TEDxOtaniemiED audience on what the Finnish education system could learn from Asia.


How did you get the idea for your TEDx talk?

I have earned a degree from both, Finland and Hong Kong, so I have personal experience from different education systems. I thought it would be fruitful to compare those very different educational philosophies.

What would you like to happen to your talk and your message?

I would be happy if the different education systems and philosophies could start learning from each other, instead of debating which one is better. Because both East and West could benefit from learning from one another.

What are you doing next?

I will continue living Hong Kong, where I work as a freelance journalist and in my own company, which aims to help Finnish companies to successfully enter the Chinese market.

Where can people find you?

Via my website www.hannamiina.fi

The talk is illustrated with Sketchnotes by Linda Saukko-Rauta at www.redanredan.fi. 

The talk is illustrated with Sketchnotes by Linda Saukko-Rauta at www.redanredan.fi.