Hanna-Maria Seppälä

Hanna-Maria Seppälä is World Champion in freestyle swimming, alumna of University of Jyväskylä, and a life-long student with a dyslexia diagnose. She is a living example of a person, who has tackled the challenges and managed to combine professional sports and studying on a top level.

Olli-Pekka Heinonen

Olli-Pekka Heinonen is Director General at the Finnish National Agency for Education. Before his current position he worked as a State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance of Finland, and over the years he has had a number of positions of trust serving the society in a wide scale.

Keijo Hämäläinen

Keijo Hämäläinen is the Rector of the University of Jyväskylä. Previously he has been a full-time Vice Rector of the University of Helsinki, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and a professor of Physics at the University of Helsinki. He also servers in several national positions of trust, including the chair of Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.

Hannu Ikonen

Hannu Ikonen works as the Development Manager of Education at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. He is the coordinator of EduFutura Jyväskylä in his organization and the director of the Finnish Music Campus.

Aini-Kristiina Jäppinen

Aini-Kristiina Jäppinen works as Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Education in the University of Jyväskylä. Her main research interests are collaborative leadership, educational leadership as a complex system, educational leadership as a collaborative learning process, leadership dynamics, and leading the unexpected within educational change.

Annica Moore

Annica Moore leads the EU funded CompLeap project at the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), producing new digital solutions for lifelong learners. With her background at UNESCO and the Finnish Centre for International Mobility (CIMO), she is an expert in international educational cooperation and capacity development. Moore is also President of the national Mothers in Business network.

Vesa Saarikoski

Vesa Saarikoski has since 2011 been the CEO of Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia, the largest consortium providing upper secondary education in Finland. Saarikoski is also the government appointed Chairman of the Evaluation Council of the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre, as well as a board member of the Finnish Association for the Development of Vocational Education and Training.

Raimo Vuorinen

Raimo Vuorinen works as Project Manager at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) at the University of Jyväskylä.  The research team in FIER has a designated task force from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture to conduct research that informs national policy making in lifelong guidance. His research interest is on evidence based lifelong guidance policy development as well as on the use of ICT in guidance.

Jouni Välijärvi

Jouni Välijärvi is a professor on education policy at the University of Jyväskylä. Between 1996-2017, he served a long period as the director of the Finnish Institute for Educational Research. Välijärvi has long and diverse experience about collaboration with teachers, principals, policymakers, and officials – positions ranging from the parliament, ministry, and municipalities, to the teacher union.

Linda Saukko-Rauta

Linda Saukko-Rauta provided real-time graphic keynote-recording throughout the conference. Her visual note taking brings out the concrete things and main points of a seminar presentation in a lively way. All the sketchnotes are available in the conference publications, and you are very welcome to share them! #edufuturaforum https://redanredan.fi/palvelut/real-time-sketchnoting/

Eszter Salamon

Eszter Salamon coordinates the European Education Policy Network on Teachers and School Leaders as a Consultant for the European School Heads Association (ESHA). She has worked on international and European education topics for the past 10 years after working on national level since 1989, specialising in quality, inclusive education, especially stakeholder involvement, parent and student participation, and teacher/school leader training.

Kaisa Kokko

Kaisa Kokko was our host during the event. She is an alumna of University of Jyväskylä and an enthusiastic performer, who teaches improvisational theatre, acting, and directing.

EduCluster Finland

Finnish Compliance Audit (FCA) is a comprehensive quality assurance and accreditation model that is targeted for Finnish International Schools, and developed in cooperation by  EduCluster Finland and the Finnish Institute for Educational Research.

The model is based on the Finnish National Quality Criteria for Basic Education and its goal is to ensure that the most critical features of high-quality Finnish schooling are realized in Finnish International Schools operating outside Finland. The presentation will provide an introduction to the main principles of the FCA model, describe the FCA process from the schools’ perspective, and give examples of how the FCA model helps the continuous development of the schools’ operations. Read more about EduCluster Finland.