VISITEDUFINN

Finnish Education Online Courses

  • Ever wanted to learn the essentials of Finnish education without searching the internet for hours?
  • Interested in practical applications and not only academic explanations of Finnish education success?
  • Want to be officially recognized for having learned Finnish education principles?


VisitEDUfinn Ltd. offers an online mini-course library of different educational themes and how they are applied in Finnish education. All the courses include videos, pictures, further readings, and questions for self-reflection. Passing one course will take approximately 1-2 hours.

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What are the benefits?

You can choose only the themes and mini-courses that interest you most in the course library and study the courses when you want to. 

However, studying together with your colleagues would be more beneficial, as all the courses invite you to reflect on your current situation and environment. We highly recommend that organizations organize facilitated workshops where teachers study together and discuss in small groups about the reflective questions on the course. 

The estimated time to pass one course is approximately one hour studying alone; for a workshop, the estimation is two hours. If you are interested that the course trainer facilitates a workshop in your organization, please contact info@visitedufinn.com.  

For each course, you can get a certificate after completing the necessary tasks. If you complete a certain amount of courses, you will get a special diploma as a Finnish Education Specialist, signed by Aulis Pitkälä, former Director General of the Finnish National Agency for Education.  

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VISITEDUFINN EDUCATION ONLINE COURSES

Individual and Organization Licenses

There are different options to study Finnish Education Online Courses, depending on your organization’s needs. Below are our license options:

  • SINGLE COURSE LICENSE: for 9,99 euros, you will have the selected mini-course open for 30 days.
  • LIBRARY LICENSE: for 9,99 euros/month, you will have unlimited access to all the mini-courses in the library.
  • ORGANIZATION LICENSE: for 99 euros/month, all the people in the same organization will have unlimited access to all the mini-courses in the library.


For further information, please contact us by email at
info@visitedufinn.com or WhatsApp +358 407 516 478.

VISITEDUFINN EDUCATION ONLINE COURSES

Online Mini-Course Library​

Choose from the courses below.

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About the trainer

Trainer Simo Pokki

Simo 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. 2016 with four partners. He has also been a popular speaker and trainer for more than two decades.

This introductory course offers you a chance to learn about the essential pedagogical, societal, and cultural factors ‘in’ and ‘behind’ the Finnish school system. During the self-study, you can write or record your own thoughts or just read and listen. 

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About the trainer

Trainer Piia Roos

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 college for practical nurses majoring in early childhood education. Now Roos works as a lecturer and consults 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.

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Early childhood education (ECE) in Finland is based on supporting children’s balanced growth and education comes along with that. This course gives you an idea of the basic principles and structures behind the Finnish ECE.

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About the trainer

Trainer Suvi Krista Westling

Suvi Krista Westling is an educational psychologist, who has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of the 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 both 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. 

Suvi has also gained grassroots experience of working with children and teenagers while working as a classroom teacher, youth worker and camp supervisor in various places at earlier phases of her life. She has developed an international mindset and understanding of different cultures by participating and working in different international communities and networks, living and studying in Latin America (Chile), travelling and having friends around the world.

This course gives an introduction and chance to reflect on different angles of the forest as a learning environment and how that is fitted into the official pedagogical curriculum for schools and kindergartens.

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About the trainer

Trainer Suvi Krista Westling

Suvi Krista Westling is an educational psychologist, who has a broad and holistic view of education and a deep understanding of the 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 both 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. 

Suvi has also gained grassroots experience of working with children and teenagers while working as a classroom teacher, youth worker and camp supervisor in various places at earlier phases of her life. She has developed an international mindset and understanding of different cultures by participating and working in different international communities and networks, living and studying in Latin America (Chile), travelling and having friends around the world.

 In this course we look into factors, such as sleep, exercise, and breaks to help keep up good concentration as well as some research-based knowledge about the ‘psychology’ and ‘physiology’ of concentration.

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TOP 3 TOPICS

– How did we get here: the process of the changes needed in 40 years for the success of Finnish education
– Towards the shared responsibility between parents and school
– Support and Special education in Finland

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 since 1977, she was elected president of ESHA in 1995 – 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.  

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.  

TOP 3 TOPICS:

-Qualification and Training to be a Principal
-How school is organized? What is Principal’s role?
-Management or Leadership? What Principals do at schools?

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.

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. 

‘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. 

Ms. Liukas is the author and illustrator of Hello Ruby, a children’s picture book about the whimsical world of computers, as well as the founder of Rails Girls, a global movement to teach young women programming in over 260 cities. As Linda is an extremely looked after speaker, you can also ask for alternative speakers from her team. Read more>>

Choose the cultural program you want more information about

Helsinki city center is full of interesting education related buildings and institutions. Get the know the city center with one of our educational experts.

Suomenlinna is #1 place to visit in Helsinki.  With an official Suomenlinna guide you get most out of it. Read more>>

What would be better way to start your study tour than spending a relaxed evening with your local host before the educational action starts.

Have an unforgettable end for your study tour with a farewell dinner! Your local host will take you to a traditional Finnish restaurant where you can try plates made out of traditional Finnish ingredients.