Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Professor
Gonski Institute for Education of the University of New South Wales Sydney (UNSW)

Dr. Pasi Sahlberg is a Professor of Education Policy and Research Director at the Gonski Institute for Education of the University of New South Wales Sydney (UNSW). He has worked as teacher, teacher educator, policy advisor and director general at the Ministry of Education in Finland. Pasi has held several senior specialist posts in education, including in World Bank and European Commission, analyzing and supporting education systems around the world. He has served as an advisor to a number of other governments including Sweden, Scotland and Malta. Currently he leads research on learning through play, growing up digital, and equity in education. His other fields of expertise are whole-system change, teacher education and development, cooperative learning, and teaching mathematics. His latest book is “Let the Children Play: How more play will save our schools and help children thrive” with William Doyle (Oxford University Press, 2019). He lives with his family in Sydney, Australia.

Recent Publications: 

Sahlberg, P. & Doyle, W. (2019). Let the Children Play. Why More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive. Oxford University Press.

Hammerness, K., Ahtiainen, R. & Sahlberg, P. (2017). Empowered Educators in Finland. How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality. Jossey-Bass.

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