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Riku Korosuo

CEO
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Riku Korosuo

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riku.korosuo@visitedufinn.com

+358 409 684 987

Mr. Korosuo (M.Sc.) is specialized in International Business and Education. After his pedagogical studies at the University of Helsinki and working 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 Customer Relationship Manager of Haaga-Helia.

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Piia Roos

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Piia Roos

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piia.roos@visitedufinn.com

+358 505 242 176 

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.

 

TOP 3 lecture topics:

  1. Introduction to Finnish Early Childhood Education -curriculum and pedagogy
  2. Children’s participation in Finnish Early Childhood Education
  3. The Integrated System of Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care
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Beatriz Vizcaíno

International Operations (Latin America)
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Beatriz Vizcaíno

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beatriz.vizcaino@visitedufinn.com

+358 451 602 008

Ms. Vizcaino is an enthusiastic and passionate professional supporting international operations of VisitEduFinn. She holds a degree in law and a Master’s in Public Business. Beatriz is originally from Mexico and has worked in both the public and private sector. She is a consultant and a social entrepreneur behind EUMex-Connect, a strategic hub for Latin American and European Institutions with a focus on Education, Research & Innovation. In addition to consulting services, she is passionate about Finnish education, travelling and volunteering.

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David Mauffret

Pedagogical Expert (Teacher Training)
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David Mauffret

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dmauffret@gmail.com

+358 405 608 481

Mr. Mauffret (M.A.) has a wide experience in teaching languages in Finland, Ecuador and New Zealand. The last several years he has been working in the Teacher Training unit in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, being responsible for the multicultural groups. He has been training teachers also in different countries, such as Colombia and South Africa.

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Aulis Pitkälä

Chairman of the Board
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Aulis Pitkälä

Aulis Pitkälä has had an exceptional career in the field of education. From 2012-2016, Aulis held a valued role as Director General in the Finnish National Agency for Education. Nowadays he works as a Deputy Mayor of Education and Cultural Services in the city of Espoo. In 2017, he was awarded with an honorary title by the President of the Republic of Finland for his distinguished career in education.

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Vladimir Gamayunov

Program Coordinator
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Vladimir Gamayunov

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Contact:

vladimir.gamaynov@visitedufinn.com

+358 45 2610846

Vladimir Gamayunov is finishing his last year in business school at EDC Paris and has a DUT in applied marketing techniques. He has specialized in international business for his master and participated in an ERASMUS student exchange programme at Haaga-Helia university in 2018 to improve his international experience and business English. He saw the benefits of the Finnish education system in higher studies and started working as a Program Coordinator intern at VisitEDUFinn in 2020.

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Simo Pokki

Founder of VisitEDUfinn
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Simo Pokki

Contact:

simo.pokki@visitedufinn.com

+358 440 885 599

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 has also worked as the head of a public kindergarten in the 1990´s. Simo was in local politics for 20 years, working most of the time as 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.

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Piia Roos

Pedagogical Expert
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Piia Roos

Contact:

piia.roos@visitedufinn.com

+358 505 242 176 

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 vocational collage for practical nurses majoring in early childhood education. Now Roos works as a lecturer and consult 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.

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Beatriz Vizcaíno

International Operations (Latin America)
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Beatriz Vizcaíno

Contact:

beatriz.vizcaino@visitedufinn.com

+358 451 602 008

Ms. Vizcaino is an enthusiastic and passionate professional supporting international operations of VisitEduFinn. She holds a degree in Law and a Master in Public Business. Beatriz is originally from Mexico and has worked in both public and private sector. A consultant and a social entrepreneur behind EUMex-Connect a strategic hub for Latin American and European Institutions with focus in Education, Research & Innovation. In addition to consulting services, passionate about Finnish Education, travelling and volunteering.

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David Mauffret

Pedagogical Expert (Teacher Training)
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David Mauffret

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dmauffret@gmail.com

+358 405 608 481

Mr. Mauffret (M.A.) has a wide experience in teaching languages in Finland, Ecuador and New Zealand. The last years he has been working in the Teacher Training unit in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, being responsible of the multicultural groups. He has been training teachers also in different countries, such as Colombia and South Africa.

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Aulis Pitkälä

Chairman of the Board
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Aulis Pitkälä

Aulis Pitkälä has an exceptional career in the field of Education. During the years 2012-2016 Aulis responded a valued task of Director General in Finnish National Agency for Education and nowadays he works as a Deputy Mayor of Education and Cultural Services in the city of Espoo. In 2017 he was awarded with honorary title by the President of the Republic of Finland for his distinguished career in education.

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Riku Korosuo

CEO
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Riku Korosuo

Contact:

riku.korosuo@visitedufinn.com

+358 409 684 987

Mr. Korosuo (M.Sc.) is specialized in International Business and Education. After his pedagogical studies at the University of Helsinki and working as a lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Business College, he has dedicated to promote 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 a CEO of VisitEDUfinn and Customer Relationship Manager of Haaga-Helia.

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Vladimir Gamayunov

Program Coordinator
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Vladimir Gamayunov

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Contact:

vladimir.gamaynov@visitedufinn.com

+358 45 2610846

Vladimir Gamayunov is finishing his last year in business school at EDC Paris and has a DUT in applied marketing techniques. He has specialized in international business for his master and participated in an ERASMUS student exchange programme at Haaga-Helia university in 2018 to improve his international experience and business English. He saw the benefits of the Finnish education system in higher studies and started working as a Program Coordinator at visitEDUFinn in 2020.

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Simo Pokki

Founder of VisitEDUfinn
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Simo Pokki

Contact:

simo.pokki@visitedufinn.com

+358 440 885 599

Mr. Pokki is the founder of VisitEDUfinn Ltd. He has made a long career as an education consultant, having his own company since 1995. He is kindergarten teacher and has also worked as a head of public kindergarten in 90´s. Simo was in local politics for 20 years, working most of the time as chairman of the board of education in one of the biggest cities in Finland, city of Vantaa. He knows well Finnish education system and has close networks in Finland. He established VisitEDUfinn Ltd. 2015 with four partners. He has been also popular speaker and trainer during more than two decades.

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Johanna Havisto

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johanna.havisto@visitedufinn.com

+358 407 516 478

Ms. Havisto (M.A.) has a wide experience in teaching languages in primary and secondary schools as well as in adult education. Currently she is studying International Business at Turku University of Applied Sciences. 

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Piia Roos

Pedagogical Expert
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Piia Roos

Contact:

piia.roos@visitedufinn.com

+358 505 242 176 

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 vocational collage for practical nurses majoring in early childhood education. Now Roos works as a lecturer and consult 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.

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Beatriz Vizcaíno

International Operations (Latin America)
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Beatriz Vizcaíno

Contact:

beatriz.vizcaino@visitedufinn.com

+358 451 602 008

Ms. Vizcaino is an enthusiastic and passionate professional supporting international operations of VisitEduFinn. She holds a degree in Law and a Master in Public Business. Beatriz is originally from Mexico and has worked in both public and private sector. A consultant and a social entrepreneur behind EUMex-Connect a strategic hub for Latin American and European Institutions with focus in Education, Research & Innovation. In addition to consulting services, passionate about Finnish Education, travelling and volunteering.

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David Mauffret

Pedagogical Expert (Teacher Training)
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David Mauffret

Contact:

dmauffret@gmail.com

+358 405 608 481

Mr. Mauffret (M.A.) has a wide experience in teaching languages in Finland, Ecuador and New Zealand. The last years he has been working in the Teacher Training unit in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, being responsible of the multicultural groups. He has been training teachers also in different countries, such as Colombia and South Africa.

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Aulis Pitkälä

Chairman of the Board
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Aulis Pitkälä

Aulis Pitkälä has an exceptional career in the field of Education. During the years 2012-2016 Aulis responded a valued task of Director General in Finnish National Agency for Education and nowadays he works as a Deputy Mayor of Education and Cultural Services in the city of Espoo. In 2017 he was awarded with honorary title by the President of the Republic of Finland for his distinguished career in education.

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Riku Korosuo

CEO
More info

Riku Korosuo

Contact:

riku.korosuo@visitedufinn.com

+358 409 684 987

Mr. Korosuo (M.Sc.) is specialized in International Business and Education. After his pedagogical studies at the University of Helsinki and working as a lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Business College, he has dedicated to promote 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 a CEO of VisitEDUfinn and Customer Relationship Manager of Haaga-Helia.

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Simo Pokki

Founder of VisitEDUfinn
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Simo Pokki

Contact:

simo.pokki@visitedufinn.com

+358 440 885 599

Mr. Pokki is the founder of VisitEDUfinn Ltd. He has made a long career as an education consultant, having his own company since 1995. He is kindergarten teacher and has also worked as a head of public kindergarten in 90´s. Simo was in local politics for 20 years, working most of the time as chairman of the board of education in one of the biggest cities in Finland, city of Vantaa. He knows well Finnish education system and has close networks in Finland. He established VisitEDUfinn Ltd. 2015 with four partners. He has been also popular speaker and trainer during more than two decades.

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Vladimir Gamayunov

Program Coordinator
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Vladimir Gamayunov

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Contact:

vladimir.gamaynov@visitedufinn.com

+358 45 2610846

Vladimir Gamayunov is finishing his last year in business school at EDC Paris and has a DUT in applied marketing techniques. He has specialized in international business for his master and participated in an ERASMUS student exchange programme at Haaga-Helia university in 2018 to improve his international experience and business English. He saw the benefits of the Finnish education system in higher studies and started working as a Program Coordinator at visitEDUFinn in 2020.

 

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Eeva Penttilä

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Eeva Penttilä

Ms. Penttilä has a long and varied career in education both in Finland and on the international level. After working as a teacher and principal, she was elected president of ESHA – The European School Heads´ Association with 17000 members. After the presidency, the city of Helsinki asked her to use her expertise for the benefit of its schools as the first Head of International Relations in the Education Department.  

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Jukka Sinnemäki

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Jukka Sinnemäki

Mr. Sinnemäki was one of the top 50 finalists at the Global Teacher Prize in 2018.  He holds the following degrees: Master of Education, Master of Arts and Specialist Qualification of Product Development (Research and Development R&D). Sinnemäki has 20 years’ experience in the teaching field in different positions: class teacher, subject teacher and principal. At present, Sinnemäki is developing solutions to increase overall well-being integrated in different subjects at schools, both in Finland and internationally.
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Pekka Tukonen

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Pekka Tukonen

Mr. Pekka Tukonen is a school principal from Järvenpää. Besides 10 years of experience in school leadership and taking part in several municipal projects, Pekka previously had many years' experience as a primary school teacher.

He studied pedagogy at Helsinki University. After finishing his studies, he worked in Spain, near Barcelona, for eight years, in one of the best-known private schools in Catalonia. His Finnish degree was recognized to a Spanish higher degree in Pedagogy and he did various post-graduate studies, as well as language studies (e.g. Spanish, Catalan and English).

He has participated in various conferences and has given talks to English and Spanish-speaking education specialists. He has organized different visits related to education and has a wide net of collaborators in schools and universities.

 

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Sari Kontra

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Sari Kontra

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. 

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Suvi Krista Westling

Ms. Westling is an educational psychologist and expert in the field with both grass root teaching experience from school and teacher education as well as research from these environments.  She has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught new students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service-teachers' practice, and facilitating group processes and process-oriented group studies. In her research she studies the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity, at school and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in the world of international organizations. 

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Linda Liukas

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Linda Liukas

Ms. Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She is a central figure in the world of programming and worked on edutech before it was even called that. Linda is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming for young women all over the world. Her TED talk has gathered over 1 million views.

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Tim Walker

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Tim Walker

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Timothy D. Walker is an American teacher and writer living in Espoo,
Finland. He is the author of Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies
for Joyful Classrooms
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which was translated into more than a dozen languages. Walker is also the co-author of a
new book with Finnish scholar Pasi Sahlberg entitled In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class Schools. He has written extensively about his experiences for The Atlantic, Educational Leadership, and on his
blog, Taught by Finland. Inspired by his work in Finnish schools, he
speaks internationally about the importance of play, trust, and joy in
education.

Top three topics:

  • Understanding the Finnish school system through a foreign teacher’s perspective
  • Finnish teaching strategies for cultivating joyful classrooms (the subject of his 2017 book  Teach Like Finland
  • The Finnish way to build trust in schools (the subject of his new book In Teachers We Trust with Pasi Sahlberg).
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Eeva Penttilä

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Eeva Penttilä

Ms. Penttilä has a long and varied career in education both in Finland and on the international level. After working as a teacher and principal, she was elected president of ESHA – The European School Heads´ Association with 17000 members. After the presidency, the city of Helsinki asked her to use her expertise for the benefit of its schools as the first Head of International Relations in the Education Department.  

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Jukka Sinnemäki

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Jukka Sinnemäki

Mr. Sinnemäki was one of the top 50 finalist at the Global Teacher Prize 2018.  He is holding following degrees: Master of Education, Master of Arts and Specialist Qualification of Product Development (Research and Development R&D). Sinnemäki has 20 years experience on teaching field in different positions, class teacher, subject teacher and principal. At present, Sinnemäki is developing solutions to increase overall well-being integrated in different subjects at schools, both in Finland and internationally.  
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Pekka Tukonen

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Pekka Tukonen

Mr. Pekka Tukonen is a School Principal from Järvenpää. Besides an experience of ten years in school leadership and taking part in several municipal projects, Pekka previously had a long experience as a Primary School teacher.

He studied pedagogy at Helsinki University. After finishing his studies, he worked in Spain, near Barcelona, during eight years, in one of the best-known private schools in Catalonia. His Finnish degree was recognized to a Spanish higher degree in Pedagogy and he did various post-graduate studies, as well as language studies (e.g. Spanish, Catalan and English).

He has participated in various conferences and has given talks to English and Spanish speaking education specialists. He has organized different visits related to education and has a wide net of collaborators in schools and universities.

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Sari Kontra

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Sari Kontra

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. 

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Suvi Krista Westling

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Suvi Krista Westling

Ms. Westling is an educational psychologist and expert in the field with both grass root teaching experience from school and teacher education as well as research from these environments.  She has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught new students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service-teachers' practice, and facilitating group processes and process-oriented group studies. In her research she studies the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity, at school and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in the world of international organizations. 

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Linda Liukas

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Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She is a central figure in the world of programming and has worked on edutech already before it was called that. Linda is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming for young women all over the world. Her TED talk has gathered over 1 million views.

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Tim Walker

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Linda Liukas

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Timothy D. Walker is an American teacher and writer living in Espoo,
Finland. He is the author of Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies
for Joyful Classrooms
which was translated into more than a dozen languages. Walker is also the co-author of a
new book with Finnish scholar Pasi Sahlberg entitled In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class SchoolsHe has written extensively about his experiences for The AtlanticEducational Leadership, and on his
blog, Taught by Finland. Inspired by his work in Finnish schools, he
speaks internationally about the importance of play, trust, and joy in
education.

Top three topics:

  • Understanding the Finnish school system through a foreign teacher’s perspective
  • Finnish teaching strategies for cultivating joyful classrooms (the subject of his 2017 book  Teach Like Finland)
  • The Finnish way to build trust in schools (the subject of his new book In Teachers We Trust with Pasi Sahlberg).
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Eeva Penttilä

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Eeva Penttilä

Ms. Penttilä has a long and varied career in education both in Finland and on the international level. After working as a teacher and principal, she was elected president of ESHA – The European School Heads´ Association with 17000 members. After the presidency, the city of Helsinki asked her to use her expertise for the benefit of its schools as the first Head of International Relations in the Education Department.  

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Jukka Sinnemäki

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Jukka Sinnemäki

Mr. Sinnemäki was one of the top 50 finalist at the Global Teacher Prize 2018.  He is holding following degrees: Master of Education, Master of Arts and Specialist Qualification of Product Development (Research and Development R&D). Sinnemäki has 20 years experience on teaching field in different positions, class teacher, subject teacher and principal. At present, Sinnemäki is developing solutions to increase overall well-being integrated in different subjects at schools, both in Finland and internationally.  
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Pekka Tukonen

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Pekka Tukonen

Mr. Pekka Tukonen is a School Principal from Järvenpää. Besides an experience of ten years in school leadership and taking part in several municipal projects, Pekka previously had a long experience as a Primary School teacher.

He studied pedagogy at Helsinki University. After finishing his studies, he worked in Spain, near Barcelona, during eight years, in one of the best-known private schools in Catalonia. His Finnish degree was recognized to a Spanish higher degree in Pedagogy and he did various post-graduate studies, as well as language studies (e.g. Spanish, Catalan and English).

He has participated in various conferences and has given talks to English and Spanish speaking education specialists. He has organized different visits related to education and has a wide net of collaborators in schools and universities.

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Sari Kontra

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Sari Kontra

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. 

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Suvi Krista Westling

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Suvi Krista Westling

Ms. Westling is an educational psychologist and expert in the field with both grass root teaching experience from school and teacher education as well as research from these environments.  She has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught new students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service-teachers' practice, and facilitating group processes and process-oriented group studies. In her research she studies the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity, at school and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in the world of international organizations. 

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Linda Liukas

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Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She is a central figure in the world of programming and has worked on edutech already before it was called that. Linda is the founder of Rails Girls, a global phenomenon teaching the basics of programming for young women all over the world. Her TED talk has gathered over 1 million views.

 

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Tim Walker

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Linda Liukas

tim

Timothy D. Walker is an American teacher and writer living in Espoo,
Finland. He is the author of Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies
for Joyful Classrooms
which was translated into more than a dozen languages. Walker is also the co-author of a
new book with Finnish scholar Pasi Sahlberg entitled In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class SchoolsHe has written extensively about his experiences for The AtlanticEducational Leadership, and on his
blog, Taught by Finland. Inspired by his work in Finnish schools, he
speaks internationally about the importance of play, trust, and joy in
education.

Top three topics:

  • Understanding the Finnish school system through a foreign teacher’s perspective
  • Finnish teaching strategies for cultivating joyful classrooms (the subject of his 2017 book  Teach Like Finland)
  • The Finnish way to build trust in schools (the subject of his new book In Teachers We Trust with Pasi Sahlberg).

 

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Riku Korosuo

CEO

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Riku Korosuo

Contact:

riku.korosuo@visitedufinn.com

+358 409 684 987

Mr. Korosuo (M.Sc.) is specialized in International Business and Education. After his pedagogical studies at the University of Helsinki and working as a lecturer at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Helsinki Business College, he has dedicated to promote 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 a CEO of VisitEDUfinn and Customer Relationship Manager of Haaga-Helia.

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Gurmeet Singh

Program Coordinator

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Gurmeet Singh

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gurmeet.singh@visitedufinn.com

+358 465 959 927

Mr. Singh (undergraduate) has a broad experience in customer service. While working in VisitEDUfinn he is also studying Business Administration in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. He is specializing in International and Digital Marketing. Mr. Singh is also multilingual and speaks fluently English, Finnish, Hindi and Punjabi. 

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Beatriz Vizcaíno

International Operations (Latin America)

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Beatriz Vizcaíno

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beatriz.vizcaino@visitedufinn.com

+358 451 602 008

Ms. Vizcaino is an enthusiastic and passionate professional supporting international operations of VisitEduFinn. She holds a degree in Law and a Master in Public Business. Beatriz is originally from Mexico and has worked in both public and private sector. A consultant and a social entrepreneur behind EUMex-Connect a strategic hub for Latin American and European Institutions with focus in Education, Research & Innovation. In addition to consulting services, passionate about Finnish Education, travelling and volunteering.

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Simo Pokki

Chairman of the Board

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Simo Pokki

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simo.pokki@visitedufinn.com

+358 440 885 599

Mr. Pokki is the chairman of the board of VisitEDUfinn Ltd. He has made a long career as an education consultant, having his own company since 1995. He is kindergarten teacher and has also worked as a head of public kindergarten in 90´s. Simo was in local politics for 20 years, working most of the time as chairman of the board of education in one of the biggest cities in Finland, city of Vantaa. He knows well Finnish education system and has close networks in Finland. He established VisitEDUfinn Ltd. 2015 with four partners. He has been also popular speaker and trainer during more than two decades.

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Beata Nagy

LIFE2019 Coordinator

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life2019@visitedufinn.com

+358 442 350 097

Ms. Nagy is an experienced professional in customer service and event organization. Originally from Hungary, Beata has spend the last 9 years in Finland, is now a Finnish citizen and knows very well the field of education in Finland.

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Piia Roos

Pedagogical Expert (Early Childhood Education and Care)

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Piia Roos

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piia.roos@visitedufinn.com

+358 505 242 176 

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 vocational collage for practical nurses majoring in early childhood education. Now Roos works as a lecturer and consult 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.

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David Mauffret

Pedagogical Expert (Teacher Training)

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David Mauffret

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david.mauffret@visitedufinn.com

+358 405 608 481

Mr. Mauffret (M.A.) has a wide experience in teaching languages in Finland, Ecuador and New Zealand. The last years he has been working in the Teacher Training unit in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, being responsible of the multicultural groups. He has been training teachers also in different countries, such as Colombia and South Africa.

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Mike Millman

UK Representative

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Mike Millman

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+44 7786 075797
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Li Bai

China Representative

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Li Bai

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li.bai@visitedufinn.com

+358 451 790 570 

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Nati Ceruti

Argentina Representative

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Nati Ceruti

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nati.ceruti@visitedufinn.com

+54 9 11 3603 6006 

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Shania Shin

Korea Representative

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Shania Shin

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shania.shin@visitedufinn.com

+358 402 503 927 

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Vera Amaral

Brazil Representative

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Vera Amaral

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vera.amaral@visitedufinn.com

+55 31 984772554

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Eeva Penttilä

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Eeva Penttilä

Ms. Penttilä has a long and varied career in education both in Finland and on the international level. After working as a teacher and principal, she was elected president of ESHA – The European School Heads´ Association with 17000 members. After the presidency, the city of Helsinki asked her to use her expertise for the benefit of its schools as the first Head of International Relations in the Education Department.  

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Jukka Sinnemäki

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Jukka Sinnemäki

Mr. Sinnemäki was one of the top 50 finalist at the Global Teacher Prize 2018.  He is holding following degrees: Master of Education, Master of Arts and Specialist Qualification of Product Development (Research and Development R&D). Sinnemäki has 20 years experience on teaching field in different positions, class teacher, subject teacher and principal. At present, Sinnemäki is developing solutions to increase overall well-being integrated in different subjects at schools, both in Finland and internationally.  
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Sari Kontra

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Sari Kontra

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. 

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Suvi Krista Westling

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Suvi Krista Westling

Ms. Westling is an educational psychologist and expert in the field with both grass root teaching experience from school and teacher education as well as research from these environments.  She has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of human mind and learning. She has graduated from and later taught new students in an innovative program of educational psychology at the University of Helsinki. Her teaching has included lecturing, supervising pre-service-teachers' practice, and facilitating group processes and process-oriented group studies. In her research she studies the quality of regulation of students’ learning and activity, at school and at teacher education. She has worked as an expert in educational program design at an academic level as well as in the world of international organizations.