In cooperation with the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, FINEEC has produced an overview of flexible learning pathways (FLPs) in Finnish higher education. FLPs were explored from three perspectives: flexibility in admissions, flexibility during study and flexibility towards graduation and employment.
The Finnish country case study was Finland’s contribution to the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) research project on Flexible learning pathways in higher education.
Finland’s country case study and key results
- Finland’s case study report Flexible learning pathways in higher education. Finland’s country case study for the IIEP-UNESCO SDG4 project in 2018–2021 was published in FINEEC publication series in September 2020.
- IIEP-UNESCO has published a country brief on key results of the Finnish case study.
The results of the Finnish case study were discussed on a webinar on 30 October 2020
- Opening words, Helka Kekäläinen, Head of Unit, FINEEC
- An overview on the international FLP research, Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist, IIEP-UNESCO
- Key findings and recommendations of the Finnish country case study, Sirpa Moitus, Counsellor of Evaluation, FINEEC and Leasa Weimer, PhD Researcher, FIER
- FLPs in international comparison, Michaela Martin and Uliana Furiv, Associate Project Officer, IIEP-UNESCO
- FLPs from the perspective of the Finnish higher education policy, Birgitta Vuorinen, Director General, the Ministry of Education and Culture
- What could Finland learn from the UK and vice versa? John Brennan, Emeritus Professor, Higher Education Research at the Open University, UK
- Development of FLPs from Finnish universities’ perspective: Marja-Leena Laakso, Vice Rector, University of Jyväskylä / Universities Finland UNIFI
- Development of FLPs from Finnish UASs’ perspective: Petri Lempinen, Executive director, The Rectors’ Conference of Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences Arene
- Discussion and conclusions, Jussi Välimaa, Director, Finnish Institute for Educational Research
UNESCO IIEP publications
- The FLP Project description (21 June 2019)
- A release of the FLP project (27 Feb. 2020)
- Working Paper titled SDG 4 – Policies for Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education: Taking Stock of Good Practices Internationally (2020)
- In addition, IIEP-Unesco will publish a synthesis report comparing the results drawn from the case studies, a series of policy-briefs and thematic reports in 2020-2021.
For more information at FINEEC:
- Sirpa Moitus, puh. 029 533 5518, firstname.lastname@example.org