The Nordic enclave of Finland is considered to be among the world's leaders in educating its young people.
It leads the West in numeracy and literacy rates. Politicians and education experts from around the wold have made pilgrimages to Helsinki in the hope of identifying and
replicating the secret of its success.
Not one to reject innovation, the country is embarking on a major fundamental overhaul that might might one shrug their shoulders - Finland is doing away with individual subjects. Instead, students will learn about
broader topics that encompass a variety of those subjects. No more math, literature, physics , history, economics or geography.
Finlands Education Minister says " We
really need a rethinking of education and a redesigning of our system,
so it prepares our children for the future" Students might be taught about the topics and the core elements of of history,
geography, foreign languages, and economics
It will require teachers to be well-versed in multiple subjects.
Interesting idea. Once the basics are covered, it seems to be the way to go.
Phenomenon teaching should be in place across the country for 2020