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Eronen, Lasse; Kokko, Sirpa; Sormunen, Kari – Curriculum Journal, 2019
In 2014, the Finnish National Board of Education launched a new core curriculum with the aim of meeting the skills and competence requirements of the 21st century. The purpose of this case study was to find out what transversal competencies Finnish eighth graders developed and how they experienced studying in a problem-based transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, 21st Century Skills, Core Curriculum
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Curriculum Journal, 2018
Shared sense-making is suggested to be key for curriculum reform. "Shared sense-making" entails constructing a collective understanding of the meaning for reform, its significance and its implications for schools, through dialogue and negotiation across the levels of the educational system. This study explored changes in hands-on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Comprehension