Devin Windelspecht, Finland Re-imagines School Subjects, The Solutions Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2017, ( Abstract: Year after year, Finland has consistently ranked amongst the top countries in the world in education quality. Case in point: in September, the World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report ranked Finland first in primary education rankings, with a score of 6.8 out of 7—outscoring even the education heavyweights of East Asia, Singapore, and Japan. Much of Finland's success has been attributed to the country's willingness to work outside traditional Western education practices, through prioritizing group activities and peer-to-peer collaboration over rote memorization and minimizing the emphasis on standardized testing. Altogether, the Finnish education system has, according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), allowed for 96 percent of Finnish students to go on to complete secondary education—a full 13 percentage points higher than the OECD average. In August, the Finnish Board of Education implemented, in a new curriculum, … Topics: Education