By 2020, instead of classes in physics, math, literature, history or geography, Finland is going to introduce a different approach to life through education. Welcome to the phenomenon based learning!
As Phenomenal Education states on their website, “In Phenomenon Based Learning (PhenoBL) and teaching, holistic real-world phenomena provide the starting point for learning. The phenomena are studied as complete entities, in their real context, and the information and skills related to them are studied by crossing the boundaries between subjects.”
The national shutdown of business and social activities by government orders resulting from the COVID-19 virus violates constitutional limitations of powers of government over the people. Though the Supreme Court has demonstrated willingness to accommodate federal government authority, the broad shutdown of employment and social activities strikes at the heart of individual rights to life and liberty protected by the Constitution and by the Court. Governmental responses to the pandemic have done extensive damage to the economy and to individual rights of life, liberty and pursuit of life sustaining activities. Our best hope of corrective actions may be President Trump rather than legislative or judicial branches.