One of the top education systems in the world is undergoing a radical reform. Finland has just announced that they will be dropping subjects in favour of a new method known as “teaching by phenomenon.”
“We really need a re…
Spotted by insightful reader and educator, Lydia Martin, this line in the article: “When you teach subjects separate from one another — you teach science, you teach math, you teach reading — that means that there’s a divorce between these contents, when in real life, they’re not,” affirms the vehement resistance needed against “Fragmentation in Education”.
The Finnish pursuit is not new. Older models, like the Hebrew Wisdom Model, often connected content for learning with capacity to live.
But Western education, with its obsession for mastery of content while disregarding meaning and purpose continues to perpetuate a division between competency in content and competency in character.
One of the many challenges, therefore, for a global movement toward true integrated learning, lies in the preparedness of teachers to think of learning as life and not as pockets of knowledge.