Finnish Basic Education

The Finnish Basic education has its roots in tradition, but it also looks in the future. You are welcome to join the MOOC journey of the Success Story of Finnish Basic Education.

In this MOOC (1 ECTS) you will learn the operational principles and structures of our basic education. You will understand the backgrounds of the basic education and also its role in the future.

Teacher training is changing in Finland. During this course you will learn what phenomenon based learning and teaching is and what are the required skills in teacher training. 

The online course is open to anyone interested in Finnish basic education. No prior studies required!

  • Course is open: Spring 2022
  • Study credits: 1 ECTS
  • EQF level: 6
  • Study fee: € 15

The course is organized by the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. For further information, please contact our study services at HelpJYU online customer service.


This MOOC will be open in 2022.

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Finnish Basic Education

How you will benefit from this MOOC

  • You will enhance your pedagogical skills and learn what are the 21st century skills in teacher training.


  • You become familiar with the operational principles and structures of Finnish school and get to know the experiences of students and teachers about the Finnish Basic Education.
  • You will understand the characteristics of Finnish teacherhood and the fundamental role of teacher education in Finnish success story.
The Success Story of Finnish Basic Education

Introduction to EDUO102