One section of the basic education national core curriculum approved by the Finnish National Board of Education is the responsibility over the environment, well-being and sustainable future. The objectives of sustainable development are included in the teaching of all basic education subjects.
The goal is to increase the student’s abilities and the motivation to work for the well-being of the environment and humans.
The aim of basic education is to raise citizens who are conscious of the environment and committed to a more sustainable way of life.
The school should teach future thinking and building of the future onto ecologically, economically, socially and culturally sustainable solutions.