Revolutionising the Education System


Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always near the top. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on their laurels, and they’ve decided to carry through a real revolution in their school system. Instead of individual subjects, students will study events and phenomena in an interdisciplinary format.

So far Singapore’s attempt at reviewing primary school education seems to be much too little, too conservative, too small a step.

Should Singapore consider a ‘Finland-like’ change?

What the motivations for such a change?

What are the barriers preventing such a change from happening?

What other elements of the Finnish system are worthy of incorporation into Singapore’s system?


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