For additional information about Teacher Job Shadowing, please contact:
Ensi Linja 1, 00530 HELSINKI
Tel. +358 407 516 478
VisitEDUfinn Ltd. offers you and your staff a unique opportunity to learn from the famous Finnish education system by job shadowing Finnish teachers. During your visit, you will observe everyday life in Finnish schools and see how local teachers in their classrooms apply Finnish education in practice. Before returning home, you will meet a Finnish education expert and share your experiences during a wrap-up session. For job shadowing, we recommend a group of at least two people from one school, so the experiences can be shared and reflected upon during your visit. This may enhance more effective implementation at your own school. However, we cannot guarantee that a group of three people (or larger) can visit the same school.
You and your colleagues can job shadow in any type of school, except for university: kindergartens (1-5 years), pre-primary (6 years), primary (7-12 years), lower secondary (13-15 years), high schools or vocational schools (16-18 years). You can choose your preference during the online registration process. The schools are in the Helsinki metropolitan area (southern Finland) unless you prefer otherwise, and we will help you realize your journey in a sustainable way.
In Teacher Job Shadowing, you can choose the dates that are the most convenient for you. However, considering the Finnish school year and the holidays, Teacher Job Shadowing is only available between September 1st – December 15th and January 15th – May 15th.
Our standard program includes three job shadowing days in the same kindergarten/school. Additional days or visiting more than one educational unit are possible for an extra fee.
Briefing session, introduction (approx.. 1,5 hours)
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), our host takes you to the kindergarten/school
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), self-guided
School visit (approx.. 5 hours), self-guided, wrap-up session (approx.. 1,5 hours)
Optional: visiting a different school
Unique educational conference setup – Visit Finnish schools and job shadow teachers by the Arctic Circle.
Ms. Rauhala (B.A.) is an educational sciences student at the University of Turku with studies also in the fields of psychology, business and HR, and sociology. As an education major, she is passionate about lifelong learning and the Finnish education system. She believes in change through education. In addition, Ms. Rauhala loves to learn new languages. She completed an Erasmus + university exchange in Spain as a part of her studies and wants to work toward everyone getting international learning opportunities. Ms. Rauhala is working for VisitEDUfinn part-time while finishing her studies.