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Podcasts

Our flagship podcast series features conversations with experts on key issues in Finnish and global education.

José Antonio Silva Guzmán es profesor y investigador en el departamento de Madera, Celulosa y Papel, Ing. Karl Augustin Grellmann al Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e Ingenierías de la Universidad de Guadalajara. El nos cuenta de los cambios recientes en la educación universitaria, y las palancas para lograr la calidad en la internacionalización de la educación superior. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded February 2016)

Kirsi Koivunen is manager of global partnerships at the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium and expert on vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. She discusses the six cornerstones of Finnish VET, and why vocational education is increasing in prestige and popularity in Finland. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded February 2016)

Emilia Ahvenjärvi es experta principal en EduCluster Finland. En este episodio del podcast, ella habla del trabajo que realiza esta organización en diferentes partes del mundo, y en particular en América Latina. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded January 2016)

Dr. David Marsh, EduCluster Finland, University of Jyväskylä Group, who led the launch of the innovative and increasingly global concept Content and Language Integrated Learning, gives insights into why and how the right catalyst at the right time can make a substantial difference in transforming education. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded November 2015)

William Doyle, American Fulbright Scholar at the University of Eastern Finland (2015-2016), is a writer and producer who discusses his experience as the parent of a child at school in Finland, what surprised him about his son’s school day, and his hopes for the future of education and media. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded October 2015)

Dr. Donna Fields, University of Valencia and Valencian International University (Spain) discusses her experiences of training teachers in Content and Language Integrated Learning as a pedagogical approach and philosophy, and why Finland has been an inspiration in the process. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded October 2015)

Dr. Johanna Lasonen, University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the University of South Florida (USA) discusses multiculturalism in Finland and the Finnish education system's rights-based approach to student diversity. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded September 2015)

Dr. Raimo Vuorinen, University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, discusses why career guidance has taken on a new significance, when it should start, and how the development of lifelong skills impacts on our lives. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded August 2015)

Arto Pesola, University of Jyväskylä (Finland) focuses on the 21st Century sedentary lifestyle with specific regard to the health hazards represented by the time we spend sitting, in school and beyond. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded July 2015)

Dr. Elizabeth Wright, Daemen College (USA) discusses how and why a fusion of educational interests between Finland and the USA is being explored in setting up a unique High School in Buffalo, New York State. Interview by Crystal Green (uploaded June 2015)