Finland will become the first country in the world to get rid of all school subjects. "There will no longer be any classes in physics, math, literature, history, or geography."
"The general idea is that the students ought to choose for themselves which topic or phenomenon they want to study, bearing in mind their ambitions for the future and their capabilities. In this way, no student will have to pass through an entire course on physics or chemistry while all the time thinking to themselves 'What do I need to know this for?'"
I have mixed feelings about this. Udacity, where I've signed up, has completely changed their approach from a traditional class-based approach (albeit with videos interspersed with quizzes, in the online incarnation) to a project-based approach. So instead of being taught a subject step-by-step, you're given a project and you have to figure out how to do it completely on your own. It's a much harder way to learn something new, but, maybe it sticks better (what in the education field is called "retention") because your knowledge is hard-won and you had to connect it with something "real" (your project which accomplishes some "real world" task.)
Elon Musk has also come out strongly in favor of the project-based approach to education; says that's how he teaches his kids everything. You give the kids the task of building a car or building a rocket, and they have to figure out all the math, all the physics, figure out all the tools, and everything, in order to accomplish it.
Although the term "project-based" doesn't appear in this article, it sounds like Finland is going to convert its entire school system to this approach. Who knows, maybe that will result in a quantum leap in the learning of Finnish kids? I guess we'll know in a generation.