Educational experts respond to these claims, to explain if there is any truth in them. One unusual aspect of the Finnish school system compared to other countries is that teachers, schools and local authorities can decide themselves what is taught and how. Adopting new methods for learning and teaching could knock Finland off the top of the international Pisa rankings for education systems, but this is of little interest to Finns. The most important goal is teach youngsters the skills they will need in future. Claim 1: Students will no longer study in their classes at all. In future there will not necessarily be any traditional enclosed classrooms.
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Subscriber Account active since. It seems like hardly a week goes by in the US without some news of school budget cuts, underfunded classrooms , or teachers forced to pay out of pocket for school supplies. With all that in mind, it might be surprising that the US education system has so many woes despite spending so massively. But when it comes to total spending, the comparison isn't remotely close.
The truth about Finnish schools
Reality Check went to Sutton Community Academy in Nottinghamshire to try to find some answers, working with a group of School Reporters from Years 7 to 9. But where does the limit lie? When does too much homework become too stressful, and therefore counter-productive? Until schools in England were given formal advice on how much homework should be set, but schools now have more flexibility to design systems to suit their own students.
The education system in Finland consists of daycare programmes for babies and toddlers , a one-year "pre-school" age six , a nine-year compulsory basic comprehensive school age seven to age sixteen , post-compulsory secondary general academic and vocational education, higher education and adult education. During their nine years of common basic education, students are not selected, tracked, or streamed. Tertiary education is divided into university and polytechnic ammattikorkeakoulu , also known as "university of applied sciences" systems.