Great news from the often admired Finnish education system… they are abandoning traditional subject teaching. By 2020 their curriculum will be based on cross curricular learning projects. This is a great way to develop a curriculum which has relevance to students and allows them to develop their knowledge base as well as to deploy skills and attitudes.
For me, perhaps the greatest benefit of this approach is that teachers are freed from the tyranny of the subject department. Too often teachers are so consumed with presenting their own subject focus that they miss opportunities to extend their student’s learning in an integrated way. Having to plan multi- disciplinary themes in collaboration will ensure that the learning and not the subject content becomes paramount. It will also bring back more creativity into the learning and give teachers greater research and collaboration skills.
Read more here: Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects