Copyright © Yolene Dabreteau
Copyright © Yolene Dabreteau
Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

The article was published in reaction to a call from the BBC for readers to submit their questions about schools. The correspondent chose to follow up on the question posed by Lukas Milancius, a 16-year-old student.

He asked: “How come Finland has shorter days and no homework for students and yet is achieving more?”

Lukas explained the thinking behind his question:

“I want to know why other countries are not adopting this education system. I find myself to be in a difficult situation where I am obliged to do a lot of homework and attend long school days which leaves me with hardly any time for me to do other activities.”

You can access and read the full BBC article here

What’s your opinion? Do you live in Finland? Let us have your point of view. What’s your view on homework? What about a 10 week summer break?

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Further reading suggestions:

This article, published by The World Economic Forum in 2015 provides further insight into why Finland is leading in education.

Also, take the time to read this article from the This Is Finland website. It really goes into great detail and provides lots of information on the “key to the nation’s success”.




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