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News, 3/27/2015

Education reform in Finland - what changes and what not?

Finnish school children doing their homework
Finnish school children doing their homework. Photo: Riitta Supperi

The news that Finland is abolishing teaching separate subjects has recently hit the headlines world-wide. Subject teaching is not being abolished although the new core curriculum for basic education will bring about some changes in 2016. In the new curriculum students are encouraged to take more and more responsibility over their learning. Subject based teaching will continue in Finnish schools but in future all schools are required to organize at least one theme course. In her blog the Head of Curriculum Development in Finnish National Board of Education Irmeli Halinen distinctly explains the education reform in Finland.

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Updated 3/27/2015

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