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Open university: Current Trends in Education, spring 2024

Open university
smart for good
4 ECTS credits
Continuous learning category:
Teaching, education and psychology
Teaching format:
Distance teaching, Online teaching
60 € (VAT 0%)
Jatkuva oppiminen verkkosivut

Contents: Current international educational research, policy or development themes related to topics chosen by students. Students can direct their work towards areas of interest by choice of topics.

Learning outcomes:

Student will:

  • have a clear view of the current policy, research, and development trends in the field of education
  • recognize the interplay of policy, practice, and research fields
  • recognize cultural and regional differences in these fields
  • be able to work in international and multicultural group (gen: internationality)
  • Be able to prepare and give a clear seminar presentation on a chosen topic (gen: interaction and communication)

Please check Peppi- study guide for more information about the course.

This course is a part of the basic studies Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development that also offer an open university route to a Bachelor Degree Programme of the same name at the University of Eastern Finland. Read more here.

Active participation in hybrid seminar (16 hours), preparing a seminar presentation in a group (30 hours), peer reviews of other groups’ presentations (10 hours), individual work (52 hours). Seminars are organized in hybrid format so that participation is possible both online and on campus. Groups can work face-to-face, online or as hybrid groups.

If you have been granted temporary protection in Finland (by Migri), this English-language course is free for the academic year 2023-2024.  Please contact training secretary for registration.

The normal study fee is 15 euros per ECTS credit. The study fee is paid at registration.

If the teaching is provided by a partner school of the Open University, the study fee consists of the Open University’s study fee and the partner school’s fee. The study fee is paid when registering for the course. Please find more information: Registration, study fees and right to study | University of Eastern Finland ( There is no separate registration or fee for study modules; register for each course individually.

By paying the study fee, the student receives a temporary right to study that entitles them to attend a particular course. The right to study is course-specific, and is required to complete the course as specified in the syllabus for the term, covering both teaching and course exams. If the course is continuously open for registration, the maximum time to complete the course is from 1 August to 31 July for that academic year.

Day time teaching

Register for studies

I Click the registration button on this page. You will be directed to our registration service with the study unit already selected. You can add several study units to your study cart before you continue. 

II Proceed to identify yourself using the service, fill in your personal information to the registration form, confirm your registration and pay the study fees. If you cannot use the service, please contact our training secretary, their information can be found below. 

Please note that the registration is binding. For more information on study fees and payment and cancellation terms, please see: Registration, study fees and right to study | University of Eastern Finland (

III Your registration will typically be processed in 2-5 working days. During peak registration periods, this may take up to 10 days. After this period, you will get an automatic message which includes a link to the starting instructions. Please read and follow the instructions carefully.  


If you do not have a UEF username, you will also get instructions for activating one. Access rights will be added to your username when your study right begins.  


If you can’t find these messages, remember to check your email’s trash folder, and contact the open university staff if needed. 


If your employer will pay your tuition fee, please contact our training secretary. Their contact information can be found below. 

Registration starts:
2023-12-08 09:00
Registration ends:
2024-01-01 23:59