September 21-24, 2020
Experience Finnish Education
VisitEDUfinn’s mission is to promote the good practices of Finnish education offering cost-effective solutions for education professionals from around the world. We organize school visits, study tours, educational conferences in Finland and training programs worldwide to inspire teachers, principals and local authorities. VisitEDUfinn’s LIFE™ is one of the winners in Authentic Finnish Educational Travel Product -contest.
Learn about Education in Finland
Over the last decade, Finland’s educational system has been considered one of the best education systems in the world. Countries all around the globe have shown an interest in the Finnish pedagogy and come to Finland to understand how it is executed. VisitEDUfinn’s material section offers some references and introductions to learn more about the education in Finland.
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VisitEDUfinn Founding Members
Mr. Korosuo (M.Sc.) is specialized in International Business and Education. After his pedagogical studies at the University of Helsinki and work as a lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Business College, he has dedicated himself to promoting Finnish education internationally. Among other projects, he has spent several months in Colombia in 2016 and 2017, consulting the local Ministry of Education. Since 2016 he has worked as the CEO of VisitEDUfinn and the Customer Relationship Manager of Haaga-Helia.
Mr. Pokki is the founder of VisitEDUfinn Ltd. He has made a long career as an education consultant, and has owned his own company since 1995. He is a kindergarten teacher and also worked as the head of a public kindergarten in 1990's. Simo was in local politics for 20 years, working most of the time as a Chairman of the Board of Education in Vantaa, one of the largest cities in Finland. He knows the Finnish education system well and has close networks in Finland. He established VisitEDUfinn Ltd. 2015 with four partners. He has also been a popular speaker and trainer for more than two decades.
Ms. Roos (teacher of early years, PhD) has over 10 years of experience as a teacher and a leader in Finnish child care centers. For the past 10 years she worked as a teacher in a vocational college for practical nurses majoring in early childhood education. Now Roos works as a lecturer and consultant through her own company (www.piiaroos.fi). In addition, she is a partner in VisitEDUfinn Ltd. Her special interests are children's perspective and participation. Her doctoral thesis focuses on children's narration and the everyday life in Finnish child care centers.
Elementary School Teacher
Ms. Kontra is an elementary school teacher who would rather take her students outdoors to learn than stay and teach in a traditional classroom environment. She believes that by incorporating physical activity and new forms of functionality and devices into teaching, we can tackle many of today’s challenges in the field of education. She currently works at the International School of Vantaa close to Helsinki, Finland.