Why is the Finland education system the best in the world?
Ultimately it is because of Finland’s education principles. Kids Can Know More By Studying Less.
Dubbed “Phenomenon-based” teaching, the general principals of education in Finland allow children to study and cram less, expand their knowledge and be more creative.
During the last several years, the Finnish education system has been getting stunning results in the Programme for International Student Assessment. Finnish students are considered to be the brightest.
For example, they read a larger quota of books compared to students in the rest of the world. They are taking second place in the world with their level of natural science knowledge, and fifth place with their level of mathematics knowledge. And at the same time they are spending fewer hours in the school, have virtually no homework and take the minimum number of exams.
The main secret of this system is hidden in 7 education principles. It is claimed that they prepare kids for real life and not just merely for exams.
Finland Education Facts
Principle 1 — everything is free
Finnish kids are not only having a free education, but they also receive free meals, a full set of books and stationery, free tours, museum visits, special units, and a school taxi for those living more than 2 kilometers away from the school. Kids are even provided with a tablet computer. Any fee or money collection is strictly prohibited.