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Special Education in Finland – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course: SEN Teaching Edition





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All benchmarking courses are unique and tailored considering the needs of its participants. If adopted to education, benchmarking could be interpreted as comparing processes and performance indicators in schools to education bests or best practices from other schools or educational institutions. Through lessons observations in schools of Finland and/or Estonia, top performers of European school education and interactions with colleagues of your own school level, this course will support your reflection on your own success, accelerate learning with peer learning on the challenges, transform your teaching in multicultural context choosing on what you want to take away from Finnish school examples and other EU examples.

The added value of the Special Education in Finland – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course: SEN Teaching Edition is that it offers SEN (Special Education Needs) teaching edition targeted at teachers and school heads who have integrated students with special needs / learning difficulties in their groups/classes, work in special education classes in mainstream schools / SEN schools or have students with a need of Easy-to-Read language such as immigrants and elderly citizens.


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Target group are the school management, teachers, special education teachers and all other non-teaching experts and staff working in school education, adult education and VET.


The course covers a wide range of topics that schools need to consider and tackle when introducing and securing innovation in their school:

  • Special education / SEN education in Finland – the curriculum
  • School development plans, curriculum reform, 21st century skills,
  • Student in the center, 3-level support system, special needs, home and school.
  • ICT in SEN – support your learner, practical hands-on workshop(s)
  • SEN teacher in Finland – every child matters!
  • School & SEN teacher visits & benchmarking in focus. Digital apprenticeship, coaching, teacher/student agents. Management. Local examples.
  • Easy-to-Read language makes the difference


The course methodology integrates observation, sharing and creating output consolidating a quality course. Participants observe teaching, studying and learning processes in classrooms in small groups or individually, share experiences and expertise on the topic in group and plenary sessions and work individually or in groups on recommendations for one’s own school (learning diary, social media updates, blogs etc.). The course aspires creating an output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in your own school.



Earn a certificate


The course participants will get a Certificate of Active Attendance.

The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.



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Euneos consistently has regards to challenges and retaliates by offering multiple options for quality courses to its clients following the Quality Standards for courses under Key Action 1 as required by the European Commission.




On-site & blended courses

The Special Education in Finland – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course: SEN Teaching Edition on-site courses take place in Helsinki, Finland. Blended courses are also an option and the fee paid for the lead-in course taken prior to the on-site course will be deducted from the course fee. Special Education in Finland – Original Best Practices Benchmarking course: SEN Teaching Edition are 7 day courses that start on Sunday afternoon and end on Saturday at 13:00 o'clock.


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  • 15 – 21 May 2022, Helsinki Finland.
  • 14 – 20 May 2023, Helsinki Finland



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Euneos has an international team of trainers who are the most experienced in the field of their expertise. Meet Euneos' trainers for the Special Education in Finland - Original Best Practices Benchmarking course: SEN Teaching Edition course:



Main organiser / trainer



Petri Ilmonen


  • Chair of Board at Language High School of Helsinki
  • English teacher, principal and owner of TRYcamps






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Helsinki, Finland


The Special Education in Finland – Original Best Practices Benchmarking training will include practical hands on learning opportunities, school visits in Helsinki area and cultural situated places that would help grasp on social innovation: libraries as social innovation in Finnish education, interactive museums, the islands around Helsinki, sauna and other locally situated sensorial experiences, allowing participants to design their own learning experience and complete it. Moreover, there are many more attractions that promise unforgettable experience in Helsinki such as the interesting Helsinki architecture including Alvar Aalto's studio, Helsinki Cathedral by Carl Ludvig Engel, Senate Square, Old Market Hall, Löyly sauna and restaurant. While there, make the best of this unique opportunity and take a bite of the Finnish delicacies such as smoked salmon soup lohikeitto and dried reindeer meet kuivaliha. Do not forget to learn more about the famous Finnish culture of drinking coffee with a soft, toasty and aromatic pulla cardamom bread. Tervetuloa!