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The Hamilton Review

Nov 28, 2023

This week on The Hamilton Review Podcast, we are honored to welcome two esteemed guests to the show, Pasi Sahlberg and William Doyle! Pasi and William are authors of the book, "Let the Children Play."

Pasi lives in Melbourne, Australia and William lives in Helsinki Finland and in this conversation they discuss their important book. The subtitle of the book and the direction of this great episode is: How More Play will Save our Schools and Help Children Thrive.

A must listen discussion for every parent and educator!

Pasi Sahlberg is professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His working experience includes teaching and teacher education at the University of Helsinki and serving as director at the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland, senior education specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, lead education specialist of the European Commission in Torino and visiting professor at Harvard University. Sahlberg’s latest books include ‘Hard Questions on Educational Change’ (2016), ‘FinnishEd Leadership: Four Big, Inexpensive Ideas to Transform Education’ (2018), ‘Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive’ with William Doyle (2019), and ‘Finnish Lessons 3.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland’ (2021). He is a recipient of the 2012 Education Award in Finland, the 2013 Grawemeyer Award in the U.S., the 2014 Robert Owen Award in Scotland, the 2016 Lego Prize in Denmark, and the 2021 Dr. Paul Brock Memorial Medal in Australia. Sahlberg lives with his family in Melbourne.

William Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author and TV producer for networks including HBO, The History Channel, and PBS. Since 2015 he has served as Fulbright Scholar, Scholar in Residence and Lecturer on Media and Education at University of Eastern Finland, a Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellow, and advisor to the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. He lives in Helsinki with his family.

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