What at first sight may appear to be a rather Utopian mission statement for a forward-looking school is in fact nothing of the kind.
This is the pre-amble to the Finnish National Curriculum. Its point of departure is neither subject content, nor pedagogy. It is a statement of the entitlement for each and every child and the aspiration for them to, through their school experiences fulfil their potential as adults.
Would that other nations operated under such a vision of the purpose and outcomes of learning! Compare and contrast with the English National Curriculum!
Without a fundamental review of what a 21st century education should look like, we will fall further and further behind in accessing the potential of our young people.