No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects
The future is all about learning by topic, not subject.
Finland, one of the leading educational hotspots in the world, is embarking on one of the most radical overhauls in modern education.
By 2020, the country plans to phase out teaching individual subjects such as maths, chemistry and physics, and instead teach students by ‘topics’ or broad phenomena, so that there’s no more question about “what’s the point of learning this?”
What does that mean exactly? Basically, instead of having an hour of geography followed by an hour of history, students will now spend, say, two hours learning about the European Union, which covers languages, economics, history and geography.
Or students who are taking a vocational course might study ‘cafeteria services’, which would involve learning maths, languages and communication skills, as Richard Garner…
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