Education in Finland – why are Finnish schools so successful?


MOOCs offered 2020

What makes the Finnish education so good? Learn online about the success story of Finnish education. Study five MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), each covering one area of the Finnish education. 

Registration is now open!

MOOCs are open to anyone interested in education and teaching. No prior studies required!

Education in Finland – why are Finnish schools so successful?

MOOC on Early Childhood Education in Finland: What, Where and How?

You are most welcome to join in this early childhood education and care in Finland MOOC. 

First you will learn what it is like to be a child in Finnish ECEC. During the course you will also learn what is the role of play in Child's day in Finnish day-care center, what kind of pedagogy we believe in and what we mean with individualized planning and pedagogical assessment. 

  • Registration is open: until 27.11.2020
  • Course is open: 1.9.–31.12.2020
  • Academic credits: 1 ECTS
  •  Workload: Total of 27 hours
  • Study fee: 15 euros 
  • Assessment scale: Pass - Fail 
  • EQF level: level 6
  • Pre-information requirements: The course is open to anyone involved in education/teaching. No prior study experience required.

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

Guidelines to MOOC registration

I start my studies for the first time - register here
I already have username and password - register here

If you are JYU degree student, you can enroll on the course free of charge. Please contact the Open University's Student Services via HelpJYU online customer service.

Early childhood education and care in Finland

Introduction to EDUO101

MOOC on the Success Story of Finnish Basic Education

The Finnish Basic education has its roots in tradition, but it also looks in the future. Join the MOOC journey of the Success Story of Finnish Basic Education. 

In this MOOC 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.

  • Registration is open: until 27.11.2020
  • MOOC course is open: 1.9.–31.12.2020
  • Academic credits: 1 ECTS
  • Workload: Total of 27 hours
  • Study fee: 15 euros
  • Assessment scale: Pass - Fail
  • EQF level: level 6
  • Pre-information requirements: The course is open to anyone involved in education/teaching. No prior study experience required

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

Guidelines to MOOC registration

I start my studies for the first time - register here
I already have username and password - register here

If you are JYU degree student, you can enroll on the course free of charge. Please contact the Open University's Student Services via HelpJYU online customer service.

The Success Story of Finnish Basic Education

Introduction to EDUO102

MOOC on Educational Support and Guidance Services in Finland

Join the MOOC on the Educational support and guidance services in Finland.

In this MOOC you will learn what kind of educational support and guidance services we offer in different education levels in Finland. You will also learn how special teacher and guidance and counselling education is organized in Finland.

  • Registration is open: until 27.11.2020
  • Course is open: 1.9.–31.12.2020
  • Academic credits: 1 ECTS
  • Workload: Total of 27 hours
  • Study fee: 15 euros
  • Assessment scale: Pass - Fail
  • EQF level: level 6
  • Pre-information requirements: The course is open to anyone involved in education/teaching. No prior study experience required.

All Course materials (online lectures, assignments, activities and readings) are available for the entire duration of the MOOC. You can share your experiences with others and learn from others at the same time.

Guidelines to MOOC registration

I start my studies for the first time - register here
I already have username and password - register here

If you are JYU degree student, you can enroll on the course free of charge. Please contact the Open University's Student Services via HelpJYU online customer service.

Educational support and guidance services in Finland

Introduction to EDUO103

MOOC on Educational Leadership

Join the MOOC on the Educational Leadership in Finland.

In this MOOC you will learn to understand the nature of Finnish educational leadership and education policy's status and function in Finnish society. You will also understand the significance of educational leadership in educational systems.

  • Registration is open: until 27.11.2020
  • Course is open: 1.9.–31.12.2020
  • Academic credits: 1 ECTS
  • Workload: Total of 27 hours
  • Study fee: 15 euros
  • Assessment scale: Pass - Fail
  • EQF level: level 6
  • Pre-information requirements: The course is open to anyone involved in education/teaching. No prior study experience required.

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

 Guidelines to MOOC registration

I start my studies for the first time - register here
I already have username and password - register here

If you are JYU degree student, you can enroll on the course free of charge. Please contact the Open University's Student Services via HelpJYU online customer service.

Educational Leadership

Introduction to EDUO104

EDUO1006 Upper Secondary Education

Join the MOOC on the Upper Secondary Education in Finland.

In this MOOC you will get familiar with the Finnish upper secondary education system. You will understand the foundation of upper secondary education, e.g. pedagogical practises, support services, and individual learning and competence plans. You will also have a sight to ongoing reforms.

  • Registration is open: until 27.11.2020
  • Course is open: 1.9.–31.12.2020
  • Academic credits: 1 ECTS
  • Workload: Total of 27 hours
  • Study fee: 15 euros
  • Assessment scale: Pass - Fail
  • EQF level: level 6
  • Pre-information requirements: The course is open to anyone involved in education/teaching. No prior study experience required.

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

Guidelines to MOOC registration

I start my studies for the first time - register here
I already have username and password - register here

If you are JYU degree student, you can enroll on the course free of charge. Please contact the Open University's Student Services via HelpJYU online customer service.

Academic credits

You may obtain a 1 ECTS academic credit by registering and paying a 15 euro fee per MOOC, completing the assignments and studying according the instructions in the MOOC. 

Please note: You will have to pay the 15 euro fee for each of the MOOCs separately, if you wish to obtain academic credits for all of them. 

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