Less time in school = better learning?

An interesting thought from a WorldChanging article about the Finnish school system, which is according to the last PISA study the best of the world:

Makes me think about my own impressions of Swedish university system vs Spanish university system. It seems to me that there is a big deal to gain by putting the emphasis on the student’s learning themselves, as opposed to the lecturer ’teaching them’. (And I put this ’teaching’ in quotes because we all know good examples of lecturers that do very little actual teaching. )

Seems to me that this might be exactly what happens at Finnish schools: maybe students get more free time to learn independently, individually or in groups, perhaps giving them also the opportunity to choose in which areas to invest the biggest efforts?

Tags: society, learning

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