Creating professional learning communities through partnerships
The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium offers its students and
personnel a number of different ways to gain international experience.
We cooperate with a wide network of partner institutions and companies,
mainly in Europe, but also in Africa, India, Canada, China and Russia.
The partnerships are based on common interest in developing
curricula, pedagogical methods, teachers’ new role and ICT skills, to
name a few. In vocational colleges, the main focus lies now on sharing
and developing the ECVET system to improve the students’ employment
opportunities worldwide. The general upper secondary schools share
student and staff mobilities within the partner network in order to
strengthen intercultural communication and working skills.
Global Educational Partnerships
Annually, about 20 to 30 international mobility, development
or partnership projects are carried out. Having widespread partnership networks in Finland and internationally, ensures
flexible and reliable customer-needs-based service delivery. We are continuously open
to new contacts and partnerships. See the
references of the projects at different levels of operation around
Mobility and Work placements abroad
On-the-job learning abroad for vocational students is a great way to
learn foreign languages, explore cultures and get a wider perspective to
vocational studies. We aim at applying international standards (EQF and
ECVET) to facilitate lifelong learning and student mobility throughout
the European Union. Our students can get a placement abroad through our
extensive partner network. Before going abroad, our students have to
attend a preparation course.
Student exchange periods are arranged mainly through mobility
programmes like Erasmus+.
The members of our personnel are encouraged to participate in
international conferences, development seminars as well as language
courses and job-shadowing. By going abroad our teachers can get hands on
experience in the international world of work.
Staff mobility periods are arranged mainly through mobility
programmes like Erasmus+. We also use own funds for the purpose.
Development and mobility projects
The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium is experienced in implementing
different types of development projects supported financially through EU
programmes. The projects have helped develop curriculums, teaching
methods and materials, education products, and the pedagogic skills of
our teachers and trainers. The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium has also
participated in the development of vocational education systems in
Europe and Asia.We constantly seek new partners to work with us in
international mobility and development projects. For further enquiries, contact us.
Internationalisation at home
Finland’s increasingly multicultural society and active student and
staff exchange activities provide many possibilities to gain
international experience. Our students can study foreign languages and
cultures, tutor foreign exchange students or complete on-the-job
learning periods in an international company in Finland. Read more about Three-phase Internationalisation Model.
Membership in national international education organizations
Jyväskylä Educational Consortium is committed and actively involved in various national and international networks such as:
Efvet, European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
EVTA, European Vocational Training Association
EUproVET, European Providers of Vocational Education and Training
IVETA, International Vocational Education and Training Association
ICP, International Confederation of Principals