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