Finland

Finnish National Board of Education

P.O. Box 380 FI 00531 Government Finlandwww.oph.fi

About this Organisation:

Finnish Board of Education (FNBE) is the agency responsible for the development of education in Finland. Its administrative sector encompasses pre-school and basic education, upper secondary education, basic vocational training, adult education and liberal adult education, including folk high school and adult education centres. It also produces services for polytechnics and universities. FNBE draws up core curricula for basic and upper secondary education, the framework for vocational qualifications and competence-based qualifications, and undertakes various projects to develop education. The FNBE evaluates learning results and improves the efficiency of training as well as promotes quality assurance of education.

Representative:

Leena Koski

Leena Koski Counsellor of Education Department for Vocational Education Vocational Education Development Divisionleena.koski@oph.fi

Ms. Koski works as Counsellor of Education in Finnish National Board of Education in the Department of VET, Development Unit. She is former teacher and head of adult education unit at commercial college. Ms. Koski has been dealing with quality assurance and evaluation since early ’90-ies. She has coordinated many national and international projects on quality assurance and evaluation and organised yearly Quality Award for VET since 2000. Ms. Koski is the responsible person for the Finnish Reference Point for Quality Assurance in VET, since from the beginning in FNBE. She is trained EFQM assessor and has been assessor in Finnish Business Excellence. Ms.Koski has been Finnish delegate in the Technical working group on Quality in VET 2003- 2005; Finnish delegate in the European Network for Quality Assurance in VET, ENQA-VET and a member of the Network’s Board since Oct. 2005. As a member of ENQA-VET she was involved as a member in the Thematic Group on Guidelines and as a chair in the Thematic group on Peer Review.

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