Entrepreneurship Education Study Tour

Entrepreneurship Education Study Tour


Yearly, there are more and more groups of international visitors that are interested in discovering more about Finland’s education system and the factors influencing its success.

Learning Scoop provides a themed Study Tour focusing on Entrepreneurship Education. Participants have the opportunity to become familiar with the Finnish education system and the factors influencing its success. The program includes several visits to Finnish schools and educational institutions. The program gives visitors an overview of the Finnish education system, highlights the possibilities in Entrepreneurship Education and offers an up-close and personal view of daily life in the Finnish classroom.

Target groups: Anyone who is interested in the Finnish education system and especially in Entrepreneurship Education (principals, teachers, decision makers, administrative representatives etc.)

Objectives: To present the Finnish education system, its characteristics and founding principles, as well as to explain the factors behind Finland’s exceptional PISA results. Themed Study Tour will give practical tools and models how to build foundation for Entrepreneurship Education in own community and school.

On request for groups, contact us!

Where: Tampere, Finland. Download Digital Travel Guide to get local tips!

Daily program on Study Tour at 9am- 3pm

Please note that this is an example program. The visiting places will be confirmed depending on the availability.

Monday: Introduction to the Finnish Education System

  • Finnish Education system and training routes
    • Introduction to the principles behind the education system
    • Paradoxes of Finnish Education: Less is More, No dead ends etc.
    • Teacher’s role and tasks and teacher autonomy
  • School visit: Vocational education institute specializing in entrepreneurship education


Tuesday: Curriculum and Assessment in the Finnish Basic Education

  • National core curriculum vs. local curricula
  • Curriculum and teaching materials
  • Best National Curriculum in the World? 7 transversal competences in national core curriculum
  • Assessment in the Finnish Basic Education: continuous assessment, but no national tests
  • Learning theory and practices in Finland
  • Learner-centered learning approach
  • School visit: Ylöjärvi upper secondary school. In addition to general upper secondary education students have the opportunity to specialize in entrepreneurship and active citizenship in the so-called Y-studies.


Wednesday: Building foundation and Promoting Entrepreneurship Education

  • Creating platform for entrepreneurship education – how to do it?
  • Entrepreneurship education as part of competitiveness, regional development programs and strategies of economic life
  • Skills needed for working life and personal development
  • How to combine education system, curriculum and business life?
  • Case example Nuori Yrittäjyys – Junior Achievement Finland. To advance entrepreneurial attitude and an active lifestyle among Finnish youths by increasing their knowledge of entrepreneurship, providing entrepreneurial experiences, enhancing readiness for working life and financial management skills. JA aims to fulfill its goals by providing programs supporting entrepreneurship and consumer education for 7- to 25-year-olds through schools, universities, and other educational institutions. The programs are carried out as a part of the schools’ own curricula.
  • School visit: Tampere University of Applied Sciences: entrepreneurship program

Learning Environments supporting Entrepreneurship in Basic Education

  • Entrepreneurship education requires learning outside of classroom
  • Utilizing different, innovative learning environments
  • Case example: Pikkuyrittäjät “Little Entrepreneurs” is an entrepreneurship education program for primary schools, grades 4th-6th. During a nine-week period, 10-12 yrs old pupils run a company from beginning to end. The pupils come up with a business idea, and develop it further, with the assistance of the teacher, as part of curricula. Each group comes up with their own company name, logo, slogan, elevator pitch, and makes a website for their company. In the end, ideas will be presented at an event where the pupils sell their own products and services to the real customers paying with real money. Pikkuyrittäjät was nominated for the best European and global entrepreneurship education program in 2016.
  • School visit: visiting a basic education school where teachers specialized in entrepreneurship education share their experience and best practices in entrepreneurship education in different learning environments.

School of the Future

  • The future of education in technology-rich environments
  • What are the emerging trends?
  • How are the paradigms of learning changing, or are they?
  • What do future learning environments look like?
  • What is the role of a teacher?
  • What are our students like? How do they learn?
  • How do the changes in students’ living worlds and learning environments affect their cognitive processes and learning?
  • School visit: Higher education institution or upper secondary school
  • Farewell lunch
  • Evaluation and reflection of the program
  • Certificates of the participation

This is an example program. Minor changes to content and schedule are possible.


Program includes: 
  • Lectures and workshops
  • Study material
  • Local transportation to visit places
  • Expert hosts
  • Lunches, coffee and farewell lunch
  • Guided visits to Finnish schools, educational institutions, and other visiting places
  • Different types of schools: from pre-primary school to the higher education, which have succeeded in implementing Entrepreneurship Education
  • Participation in the school’s day-to-day activities: classroom, meal time, etc.
  • Opportunities to talk with teachers and students
  • Premium version of LessonApp for free for a year
  • Certificate of participation

Training methods: The program includes introductions by the expert trainers to the various themes mentioned above, and independent and collaborative activities. Particular attention will be paid to reflecting and expanding on the experiences the participants have during their visits to various educational institutions in region. Every study visit program is carefully evaluated.

Trainers: Learning Scoop is a Finnish company working in the fields of education and training. The staff comprises experienced teachers and experts, who have received excellent feedback on their work.

The trainers at Learning Scoop have years of teaching experience gained through the Finnish educational community and through teacher training. Learning Scoop trainers have received outstanding feedback for their well-executed and inspiring training sessions and study visits.


Group prices:
4-9 participants in a group the price is 1350e + possible VAT 24% / person
10-14 participants in a group the price is 1050e+ possible VAT 24% / person
15-19 participants in a group the price is 950e+ possible VAT 24% / person
20 or more participants in a group the price is 890e+ possible VAT 24% / person


We are happy to collaborate with Lapland Hotels which offers you a chance to experience Lapland in the heart of a city. The centrally located hotels are close to our training premises. The design of the rooms was influenced by nature and the stories of Lapland. The restaurant serves unique tastes of Nordic nature and Lapland in visually pleasing dishes.

Lapland Hotels offer fixed prices for our customers accordingly:

Lapland Hotels Tampere, Address Yliopistonkatu 44, Tampere:

Room in Comfort Class for 1 person 105€/night (112€/night in 2024)
Room in Comfort Class for 2 persons 125€/night (132€/night in 2024)

Lapland Hotels Arena, Address Ratapihankatu 54, Tampere:

Room in Comfort Class for 1 person 118€/ night (122€/night in 2024)Room in Comfort Class for 2 persons 138€/ night (142€/night in 2024)

Prices include buffet breakfast with local delicacies, taxes, sauna and wireless internet connection.

Check the availability and book your room at Lapland Hotels in Tampere by email sales.tampere@laplandhotels.com with code “LEARNINGSCOOP”


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