Overview

Study Visit offers a hands-on experience and insight to Finnish education system, which is ranked highly in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Study visit includes expert presentations, lectures, teacher training, discussion and an introduction to the structure of Finnish early childhood education, basic education and secondary education, accompanied by school or kindergarten visits and observation at the university practice school.

 

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Participants get to:

  • Discuss, share knowledge and exchange ideas with our experts and professionals

  • Gain a hands on experience of the Finnish school and education system operations at all levels

  • Gain a practical viewpoint on the school system through school visits

 

Programme can be organized in 1, 2 or 3 days

Day care and primary school centre

Morning programme

  • Introduction to a Finnish Daycare and Pre-Primary School

  • Tour of the daycare centre and observation


Faculty of Education

Afternoon programme

  • Welcome to the University

  • Finnish Early Childhood Education System

Day 1

Faculty of Education

Morning programme

  • Welcome to the University

  • Introduction to the Finnish Child Care System

Afternoon programme

  • Finnish Early Childhood Education System

  • Pre-Primary Education for 6 Years Old Children

  • Kindergarten Teachers’ Education (Early Childhood Education Program)

 

Day 2

Day care and primary school centre

  • Introduction to a Finnish Daycare and Pre-Primary School

  • Tour of the daycare centre and observation

  • Discussion

Day 1

Faculty of Education

Morning programme

  • Welcome to the University

  • Finnish Early Childhood Education System

Afternoon programme

  • Pre-Primary Education for 6 Years Old Children

  • Kindergarten Teachers’ Education 


Day 2

Day care and primary school centre

Morning programme

  • Introduction to a Finnish Daycare and Pre-Primary School

  • Tour of the daycare centre and observation

  • Discussion

Afternoon programme

  • Pedagogical Staff in Early Childhood Education

  • Early Childhood Education and National Curriculum in Finland

  • Kindergarten Teachers’ Profession, Identity and Ethics


Day 3

Faculty of Education

Morning programme

  • Introduction to the Current Pedagogical Topics in Finland

  • Pedagogical Principles in Early Childhood Education

Afternoon programme

  • Evaluation in Early Childhood and Pre-Primary Education

  • Inclusion and Special Need Education in Early Childhood

  • Discussion and conclusions on the themes of the visit

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target group

Study visits for Educational specialists are targeted for early childhood and basic education teachers, teacher educators, principals, teacher trainees, researchers, education and organisations in education.

Availability

September-November & January-April

Duration

1-3 days in Finland 

Price

3 500 € / day / group (excl. pos. VAT)

Group size

25 participants