I believe the rest of the world, if they are smart, should pay CLOSE and SERIOUS attention to what Finland is doing with its Education System.
My instincts with regard to the homeschooling I’ve been doing with my kids have been along this line – and that’s why this news from Finland resonates so much with me.
They are just starting out, so teething problems are likely inevitable.
BUT I strongly believe THAT is the way to go in the 21st century for best results!
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BBC NEWS: Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?
Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables.
Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age – seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears it could bring down standards.
How Finland has shaken up teaching for the 21st Century
“Its ability to produce high academic results in children who do not start formal schooling until the age of seven, have short school days, long holidays, relatively little homework and no exams, has long fascinated education experts around the world.
Despite this, Finland is shaking up the way it is doing things – a move that it says is vital in a digital age where children are no longer reliant on books and the classroom to gain knowledge.”