MCE02150 Guide to Finnish Education (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Finnish early childhood education legislation, different levels curriculums, main principles of pedagogy
The structure and principles of Finnish Education system.
Finnish teacher as autonomous reflective practitioner.
Cornerstones of Finnish teacher education.
Support and guidance on Finnish legislation
Special education and guidance and counselling in Finnish curriculums and best practices.
Finnish special teacher education and guidance education
Status and function of education policy in Finnish society, educational leadership in Finnish education system, education and tasks of educational leaders in Finland
Upper secondary VET education as a system: general upper secondary training, dual qualifications, initial and further vocational education and training and apprenticeship training
Profound work orientation and collaboration with workplaces and competence based approach/ learning outcomes
Qualifications and competences of the teachers and other supporting staff, teacher education for VET teachers, SEN teachers and study counselors and training of workplace instructors
Vocational pedagogy: recognition of competences and prior learning, personalized study paths, learning and assessment of vocational knowledge and skills

Completion methods

Online teaching and learning, assignments.

Assessment details

Active participation, assignments.

Learning outcomes

After this course you
• understand the nature of Finnish education
• are familiar with the Finnish early childhood education system and its main principles and values
• understand the meaning of play, the principles of child-centred pedagogy, meaning of educational partnership, teamwork and learning environment in Finnish ECEC system
• know the operational principles and structures of Finnish school
• understand the characteristics of Finnish teacher hood
• understand the nature of support, guidance and counselling in Finland
• understand the significance of educational leadership in educational systems
• are familiar with the Finnish upper secondary education and training system and various pathways for the learners
• understand the characteristics and nature of the vocational pedagogy

Additional information

Moduuli EDUO105 korvattu moduulilla EDUO1006 1.8.2019 alkaen, päätös tiedekuntaneuvostossa 21.3.2019.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item