Finland's ready for a shake up of its education system by removing all of its subjects. Good idea or crazy stuff?
Finland want to teach their children through an interdisciplinary format, like creating your own shop. This could incorporate subjects such as...
maths: calculating costs, budgets, expenses, incoming etc.
literacy: advertising your business, pitch your business.
Art: creating a logo, website design, poster.
Music: creating a shop jingle.
...I could go on and on.
The idea is not far from how a lot of us wish to be teaching or are already teaching. For years we have been told to integrate subjects to make learning more authentic for children, however the system always seems to pull us back in.
So why not pull away from having literacy and numeracy for an hour each day and making your whole day literacy, numeracy, science, social science, music, art...
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MY FIRST THOUGHTS ON THE NEW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES DRAFT DOCUMENT