Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top of the international rankings for education systems. So how do they do it? It's simple — by going against the test-driven, centralised model that much of the Western world uses.''
Pasi Sahlberg is a visiting Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His book Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award.'
What do young people need to know and be able to do be successful? Sure reading, writing, and problem solving are important to just about every family wage job. Content knowledge gives you something to work with, but what else is important for success in life?