Less testing, more play – Why Finland’s education is better than the US

Finland keeps coming top, or close to the top, of the education charts. Even the Finns are rather bemused by it. So the education world is full of theorising about it.

This is another take on it, this time from the World Economic Forum, but this time with direct comparisons to the US education system. And, it seems, it’s a case of less is more: less testing, less homework – but more state subsidies for education and more status and higher pay (and better work/life balance) for teachers.

 

See also:

There’s no homework in Finland – so why are their schools so special?

What’s the formula for success for Finland’s schools?

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