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Courses are available for groups with a minimum of 10 participants.

Do you want to develop professional competence and pedagogical skills in your organisation?
It is possible to study one or several courses of the Professional Learning in Education Excellence programme.
You will get a Certificate of each course.

Participate in research-based in-service training courses centered around the world’s best education system from Finland.
Courses are provided by the experts from the Oulu University Teacher Training School.

We have extensive experience with research-based training courses and have received exceedingly positive feedback from past participants.

Online training courses

Professional Learning for educators in basic education and high schools.

The skills and competences gained from our online training courses are connected to the implementation of the curriculum in basic education and high school. Participants will be able to apply course content to their work.

To support your learning of the topic we provide to you:

  • Real-time tutoring and a Q&A session
  • Orientation materials to be studied before the course
  • Real-time lectures with facilitated discussions led by experts
  • Assignments related to the topic
  • Instructions to direct the work-based learning module

A ten-hour course offers you a broad view of the course content. You get a deep understanding of the topic with six hours of real-time interactive lectures available. In addition, you will have real-time interaction with Finnish experts to answer your questions and to to discuss matters of your interest.


1: Orientation Familiarise yourself with course materials
Individual study
2: Real-time lecture Content depends of the topic of your choice
Online training session for a group
3: Assignments Applying the topic to your work
Individual study
4: Real-time lecture Content depends of the topic of your choice
Online training session for a group
5: Assignments Applying the topic to your work
Individual study
6: Real-time lecture Content depends of the topic of your choice
Online training session for a group
7: Work-based learning  Reflection: Exchanging experiences 
Group work with local colleagues


Course fees

We are ready to support your professional development.
Please, get in touch with us for further information. 
A discount will be provided for larger groups.



We offer in-service training of a variety of topics.

  1. Introduction to the Finnish Education System
  2. Assessment for Learning
  3. Co-teaching
  4. Positive Education
  5. Teaching Thinking
  6. Education for Sustainable Development

We are also happy to hear your wishes and interests in case you cannot find a relevant topic for you from the list.
Feel free to contact us and let us know what topic would be relevant to your organisation's needs.

The length of each training is 10 study hours but it can also be arranged according to your needs. We can send you more information about the online training courses.
Please, note that the Education Excellence online courses are targeted to groups only.


Benefits to Participants

The objectives of the courses are to enhance participants’ competences and improve the quality of their students’ learning outcomes.

Oulu University Teacher Training School aims to incorporate the active learning model by engaging participants directly in designing and applying pedagogical practices in their organisations.


Teaching Methods

  • Orientation materials to provide information about the topic.
  • Interactive series of real-time and video lectures.
  • Study materials as reference materials for the topic.
  • Content related assignments and exercises for embedded practice of the new knowledge.
  • Reflection sessions to further broaden differing perspectives with your colleagues.
  • Real-time tutoring to give you an opportunity to learn together with experts from Finland.


Teaching Media

Teaching media includes e.g. online training sessions, videos, websites, articles, and reflections from the course.


Evaluation of participant achievement

Oulu University Teacher Training School provides certificates to all participants who successfully complete a training course. 

Participant’s achievement is evaluated by

  • Attending the real-time lectures
  • Completion of given assignments

A Course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Participants must have attended all course modules to pass.




Dr. Raimo Salo

Global Partnerships Manager

+358 50 51 671 79

University of Oulu is audited by Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) 




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