Avoin yo, Guide to Finnish Education, lv. 2020 - 2021

Extent of the study programme
5 ECTS credits
Completion mode
Study fee
75 Euros

Study objectives

Content: Upon completion of the course you are able to

  • design and implement learning activities that generate data for various digital assessment formats
  • analyse and interpret evidence on learners’ activity and progress
  • enable diverse learners to identify areas of improvement.
  • create and update personal search strategies
  • evaluate the credibility and reliability of sources of data, information and digital content
  • work (create contents, share, communicate and collaborate) in digital environments safely and responsibly considering copyrights, accessibility and protection of personal privacy (GDPR).
  • use digital technologies in innovative ways and transfer knowledge to new situations

Study contents

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

Tuition fees


See more information about the study programme/course on www.avoin.jyu.fi/en


  • mooc
  • finnish education system

Admissions services

University of Jyväskylä Open University / Student Services

Visiting address:
Alvar Aallon katu 9 (Ruusupuisto), 4. krs, ovi B4

Postal address:
PL 35

E-mail: openuniversity@jyu.fi
Telephone: +358 40 576 7760