In the past, Finnish schools were terrible
So they started to try some new ideas
Soon, the Finnish education system is among the best in the world
Their students are also on the top of the world
They have no homework
This method of dividing learning stages by semester is outdated
The children have many other things to do after school
Like being with family
How long are the school hours for the lower grades?
20 hours a week
If there is no standardized test in Finland, how do you know which school is the best?
This is ranked
The school closest to home is the best school
We need to teach them how to think independently and cultivate dialectical thinking
We hope they can be happy
what is your opinion?
This is really a world of difference from the Japanese education system
What is an elementary school in Japan like?
In elementary school, everyone can play only 20 minutes between classes
Then we often sit at the table in a daze
No matter what you think, you must follow the rules and regulations
For example, we don’t allow sharp pens
– I do not know
They didn’t know when I asked our teacher, but
We still have to obey, because rules are rules
So even if sometimes we find some rules are weird, we won’t question them
This education system creates this kind of people
What else do Japanese elementary school students do besides going to school?
For those who want to take the middle school entrance exam,
I have to go to a cram school after school
The cram school is almost three times a week
For sixth grade students, the daily class time is 6 hours, and the after-school tuition class is 3 hours
And with homework, it will take about 10 hours of study a day
-Sixth grade? !
The Japanese education system is based on a large amount of memory content and examinations
What do you think about this?
Junior high and high school students in Japan study hard one week before the exam
I forgot everything I remembered before the exam was over
This loses the meaning of learning
Not only do Finnish schools have no exams, but there are no scores on the transcripts
If Japan adopts this system, how do you think Japan will change?
Classmates will not compete with each other, and at the same time, everyone does not have to compete in entrance exams
Japan has previously implemented a policy called “ample education”
Can you tell me what “ample education” is?
In the beginning, it cancelled the Saturday course content
The number of courses has also decreased
In the beginning, “Enrichment Education” has a lot in common with the Finnish education system
But in Japan, this policy has led to a decline in student academic performance
Why do you think the same policy succeeded in Finland but failed in Japan?
Parents worry that public schools cannot provide enough time for study
So they will let their children go to private schools with more learning time
This also means that the gap between public and private schools is growing
Finland emphasizes independent thinking
Japan simply cut the mandatory study time
If only from the teacher-student relationship, you have to listen to the teacher, because they teach
This creates a barrier between these two roles
And Finland treats teachers and students equally, which makes students
More willing to express your thoughts to the teacher
Do Japanese parents think it is important for their children to be happy at school?
After all, they are their own children, so no one wants them to be unhappy in school
But when they started to compare their children with other children in school
If their grades are not as good as others or if they are not as fast as others in long-distance running
They feel that their children are not happy
My parents think that going to a good school is important
Because this way you can find a good job with a good salary
Many people think this is the only way to happiness
I can survive as long as I meet the minimum standard
Focusing on friends and community can bring more happiness
In Japan and even throughout Asia, parents often tell their children “you are not doing well enough”
Many parents have this idea when communicating with their children
Oh my God, I always hear this
Listening all day, even if I get 99 points in the exam, they will ask me why I lost the last point
What do you think of this trend?
It feels bad for children
Would you use the same method to educate your children?
No, I will not strengthen their negative factors all day long
Because that’s how I came here, it’s actually very sad
Children will blindly trust the person who raised them
So when the person you trust most says you are not doing well enough
You will doubt yourself