Topic outline

  • You are warmly welcome to join the course on Finnish Upper Secondary Education in Finland: No Dead Ends!

    This course is the fourth of the five Education in Finland: Learning for Life MOOCs exploring the joy of learning and equal opportunities in Finnish education. The course is suitable for everyone interested in Finnish system of education and interesting opportunities after basic education. In this course:

    • you will be familiar with the Finnish upper secondary education system.
    • you will understand the characteristics and nature of upper secondary education. 

    There are no pre-requirements for this course. The general guidelines can be found on the next tab called "Course instructions".

    Note: There are subtitles available (a quotation mark at the bottom right corner of the video player).

    Best regards from the course team

    Ari Kiviniemi (course responsible teacher), Leena Aarto-Pesonen, Elisa Heimovaara ja Sanna Nevala.

    Authors of the course materials 

    Elisa Heimovaara (International Coordinator, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä), Sanna Nevala (MSc, Teacher, University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School), Ari Kiviniemi (MSc, University Teacher, University of Jyväskylä, Open University), Leena Aarto-Pesonen (PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education, University of Jyväskylä), Raimo Vuorinen (PhD, Adjunct associate professor, Finnish Institute for Educational Research), Siru Lehto (PhD, Senior Lecturer, JAMK University of Applied Sciences).

    The students that have been interviewed are from University of Jyväskylä Teacher Training School (general upper secondary school) and Vocational Institutes Gradia Jyväskylä. Participants in the production and technical implementation of the course content are Tony Melville (video voiceover), Sanna Juutinen (Moodle support) along with Teppo Haapasalo, Kari Toiviainen, and Jani Lahtinen from Rotia prkl ltd. Our warm thanks to everybody!

    Copyright of the material: CC-BY-NC-ND

    The copyright to the videos and materials in this course belongs to the authors. You must give appropriate credit and provide a link to the licence. You may not use the material for commercial purposes.  The licence may not give you all of the permission necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights regarding publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material. Historical photographs in video 2: University of Jyväskylä / Open Science Centre, Jyväskylä University Museum.


    Note: There are subtitles available (a quotation mark at the bottom right corner of the video player).