Finland is not satisfied with constantly top of the world's education leagues. The government is now to reform its education system so that young Finns better prepared for the digital age. A key part of the proposed reforms to place as much emphasis on digital and workplace skills as on more traditional subjects. An example of this would to use 3D printers in history classes so students can models of ancient buildings. The government also to promote vocational training and learning in real-life work settings. Students' performance would evaluated by a teacher as well as by an official from the company the student.
One teacher, Kirsti Lonka, why a shift in educational methods necessary. She said: "Traditionally, learning has been as a list of subject matters and facts you need to , such as arithmetic and grammar….But when it comes to real life, our brain is not divided into disciplines in that way. We are in a very holistic way, and when you about the problems in the world - global crises, migration, the economy, the post-truth era - we haven't really our children the tools to with this inter-cultural world." She added: "I think it is a major mistake if we lead children to that the world is simple, and that if they certain facts, they are ready to go."