THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION Opeko

http://www.opeko.fi/english/index.htmlWhat Is Opeko?

 

Opeko, the National Centre for Professional Development in Education, is a national, state-owned expert organisation for continuing and in-service education under the National Board of Education. Opeko began its operations in 1998, one of its main missions being to implement national education policy in both the official languages of Finland, Finnish and Swedish.

 

We offer services in education, consultation and development primarily to the personnel of the teaching field for pre-primary education and basic education, for general and vocational upper secondary education and training, and adult education. Our strengths include specialisation in continuing and in-service education for teaching personnel, for which Opeko is the main producer in Finland. Our operations are characterised by a diversity of approach and implementation.

 

We believe in networking. We have our permanent premises in Tampere and Heinola but we arrange in-service and continuing education throughout the country together with teachers, schools, institutes, consortiums, education authorities and other actors in the field. We network also internationally inside and outside of Europe.

 

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