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Finland thinks it has designed the perfect school

future classroom (Forgemind ArchiMedia CC by 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/eager/16057964557)
future classroom (Forgemind ArchiMedia CC by 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/eager/16057964557)

Finland is known because of its different approach of educating. Finland’s freer style of education has been widely hailed a success. Now Finland is also changing their schools and classrooms to prepare them for the 21st Century.  The traditional desks and chairs have disappeared, instead there are spaces where different age ranges gather to share their learning. Finland’s schools teach mixed-year groups (or grades), and from an early age children have more say in what their weekly lessons will be comprised of.

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