Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg is a Finnish education expert and best-selling author who has lifelong experience in a wide range of education sectors. His research currently focuses on equity of education, digital wellness, and expanding children’s access to high quality play. Pasi is the recipient of the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in the U.S. for an educational idea that has potential to change the world, and the 2016 Lego Prize in Denmark. His work on children’s play, creativity, and innovation has roots in the highly valued culture of outdoor play in Finland. His recent book (with William Doyle) is Let the Children Play: How more play can save our schools and help children thrive”. He also discusses the role of play in high-quality education in his recent book “Finnish Lessons 3.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?“. Pasi is Professor of Educational Leadership at University of Melbourne, Australia.