Finland is known for having one of the best educational systems in the world. Internationally, they are in the top ten.
Now, the country is making a big change in their system. They’re getting rid of school subjects. That means no more history, math, literature, geography, and physics. This is the first country to make this change.
Why are they making such a big change? Marjo Kyllonen, Helsinki’s head of the Department of Education, said the old-fashioned ways of teaching didn’t suit the needs of the students now and that they needed to update their system.
Students will now study events such as World War II in a geography, history, and math perspective. They will have a new way of learning English, economics, and how to communicate.
Students can choose the events they want to learn. They can learn something that relates to what they want to be when they grow older.
The new system will be introduced to seniors, those who are 16 years old. The system is expected to be used everywhere in the country by 2020.