Guide to Finnish Education – Learning, teaching, support, guidance and leadership in the Finnish education system

Why is the Finnish education so good? Learn about the early childhood education, the basic education, and the upper secondary education in Finland. Get to know also how educational support and guidance services are managed in Finland. Understand the nature of Finnish educational leadership and education policy's status and function in Finnish society.

Deepen your knowledge of Finnish education with our online course Guide to Finnish Education (5 ECTS)!

In this course you will get a good insight to Finland's education system from the very beginning, from the Early Childhood Education, to the Upper Secondary Education.

You will also understand what kind of guidance and support pupils and students get and how the educational leadership works in Finland.

Guide to Finnish Education open university course is open to anyone interested in education and teaching. No prior study or work experience required.

Guide to Finnish Education (MCEO2150) consists of five parts:

  • EDUO101 Early Childhood Education in Finland: What, where and how? 
  • EDUO102 The Success Story behind Finnish basic education
  • EDUO103 Educational Support and Guidance Services in Finland
  • EDUO104 Educational Leadership
  • EDUO1006 Upper Secondary Education

To get 5 ECTS you have to complete all five parts. You don't need to be online at a specific time, but you should participate in the course regularly. 

All course materials (online lectures, assignments, activities, readings) are available for the entire duration of the course. You can share your experience with others and learn from others at the same time. Guidance and support is provided throughout the course. 

Welcome to learn about the Finnish success story in an international study group!

Course information

Registration is open: until 7th of October 2020
Online course is open: 1st September – 31st December 2020
Academic credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: Total of 135 hours
Study fee: 75 euros
Assessment scale: Pass / Fail
EQF level: level 6
Pre-information requirements:  No prior study or work experience required.

Registration is now open!