Study Tours

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 an inclusive study tour, where 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, Finnish society and culture, and offers an up-close and personal view of daily life in the Finnish classroom.

Study Tours can be organized anywhere in Finland! Do you want to see Lapland and Santa Claus? Or stay close to the nature and lakes in Tampere? Do you prefer city life in Helsinki metropolitan area?
Target groups: Anyone who is interested in the Finnish education system (decision makers, administrative representatives, headmasters / principals, teachers, investors, newspapers 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.

Tour dates:

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Daily program on Study Tour at 9am- 3pm


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


Tuesday: Curriculum and Assessment in the Finnish Basic EducationKids2 _assignment_Learning Scoop

  • National core curriculum vs. local curricula
  • Curriculum and teaching materials
  • Assessment in the Finnish Basic Education: continuous assessment, but no national tests
  • Learning theory and practices in Finland
  • Learner centered learning approach
  • School visit


Wednesday: Educational support: Inclusive education, guidance, counselling and student welfare services

  • What does integration and inclusion mean in Finnish schools and how it is implemented?
  • Categories of support and counselling practices
  • The aims and practices of student welfare services
  • School visits: special needs school/class or integrated classwe-have-always-done-it-this-way


Thursday: Open and Flexible Learning Environments

  • Media school, media pedagogy
  • Library –school co-operation
  • Museum as a learning environment
  • Visits to library, museum, media school etc.


Friday: Leadership and Management in Finnish Schools

  • The role and tasks of a principal in Finnish schools
  • Shared leadership as a basis for Finnish education
  • School as an educational working environment
  • Cooperation between home and school
  • School visit
  • Evaluation and reflection of the program
  • Farewell dinner

School visits include:

  • Guided visits to Finnish schools
  • Different types of schools: from pre-primary school to the upper comprehensive school, small, large, special needs, etc.
  • Opportunities to become familiar with each school’s modus operandi and areas scheduled for development
  • Participation in the school’s day-to-day activities: class room, meal time, etc.
  • Opportunities to talk with teachers and students
  • School visits are delivered in collaboration with City of Tampere


Training methods: The program includes introductions by the instructors to the various themes mentioned above, and independent and collaborative activities. The training methods are widely used in the Finnish education system. 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.

Costs: Per person 1350€ + VAT 24%, all together 1674€ The program includes lectures, study material, visits and transportation to visit places, school lunches and farewell lunch.


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Elina Harju
Director of Partnerships
+358 40 508 8521

Are you interested in shorter stay? Please check Study Visits!