Known to have one of the best educational system in the world, Finland's school education system is all set to undergo a revolutionary change. Finland is all set to remove all subjects from the school curriculum. The subject system for the schools will be introduced for senior secondary students beginning at the age of 16.
Hereafter, classes will be not be held for subjects like physics, math, literature, history, geography, etc. The system will be again introduced for senior students at the age of 16.
According to the the head of the Department of Education in Helsinki, Marjo Kyllonen, explained the changes, the changes being brought are something to be fit for the 21st century. The schools now are teaching the old-fashioned way which was of benefit in the beginning of the 1900s. But the needs now are different says Marjo Kyllonen.
The changes in Finland's education system is expected to be complete by 2020.
The changes in Finland's education system are as follows:
- Students will study events and phenomena in an interdisciplinary format, instead of individual subjects. For example: the second world war will be examined from the perspective of history, geography, and maths, etc
- Students taking up course in "Working in a Cafe," will be able to absorb knowledge about the English language, economics, and communication skills.
- Students will be allowed to let students choose themselves whichever topic or phenomenon they want to study, taking care of their ambitions for the future and their capabilities.
- By providing this opportunity to students, they will not have to go through an entire course on physics or chemistry.
- Changes are also expected to take place in the traditional format of teacher-pupil communication.
- Now, students won't be required to sit behind school desks anymore and wait for their name to be called upon to answer a question. Instead, they will work together in small groups to discuss problems.
- Around 70 per cent of teachers in Helsinki have already undertaken preparatory work in line with the new system for presenting information, and, as a result, they'll get a pay increase.