Curriculum reform 2016

Renewal of the core curriculum for pre-primary and basic education

The national core curriculum for pre-primary and basic education is being renewed. The process involves all stakeholders, particularly education providers and education personnel. The aim is to encourage also parents and pupils to participate in the process.

The renewed core curriculum will be completed by the end of 2014. New local curricula that are based on this core curriculum should be prepared by the beginning of school year 2016–2017.

Ms Irmeli Halinen, Head of curriculum development with Finnish National Board of Education, discusses the basic education curriculum reform in Finland.