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Finland – who only have the worlds best education system – have decided to change things up by replacing traditional subject learning (i.e. learning physics, math and geography) with “Phenomenon-Based Learning” (try repeating that 20 times without making a mistake).
Basically instead of learning subjects because the system says so, students will choose a modern, real-life topic (phenomenon) to study; with only relevant subjects included to help them excel in that topic. Example: If someone chooses “The African Union” as their field of study, subjects such as economics, languages, geography and history of African countries would make up their learning areas.
Finland’s plan is to have this approach completely implemented by 2020. Pretty neat huh?
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