The Finnish curriculum framework has four broad thrusts
Updated: Apr 26, 2018
1. TEACHING STUDENTS 'HOW TO LEARN' INSTEAD OF 'WHAT TO LEARN'
The reformed curriculum focuses on teaching students the skills to obtain knowledge rather than teaching them the content itself.
2. EMPHASIS ON DEVELOPING BROAD-BASED COMPETENCIES
Schools now emphasise developing skills that traverse multiple subjects. These competencies include information communications technology (ICT), cross-cultural communication, active participation in society and entrepreneurship.
3. ASSESSMENT AS LEARNING
Students get individualised feedback to help them close their gaps in understanding. Assessment, therefore, is a support platform for teachers to give personalised, early intervention to aid the students' learning.
4. SCHOOLS AS LEARNING ORGANISATIONS
Schools are encouraged to develop the love for learning by prioritising student well-being and welfare. For example, school leaders and teachers will strive to build a cooperative - rather than competitive - learning environment among students.