Star Lessons is a Finnish online programme for teachers. Teachers will learn the theory in small concrete parts, and it can easily be applied in teaching practices. They can immediately take the ideas into their own classrooms and create pedagogically meaningful learning opportunities for their students and promote the students’ capacity to learn. The programme has a strong emphasis on self-reflection.


The programme is a self-study package with a practical online implementation. Each lesson contains self-assessment and reflection and is well instructed for self-study. During the programme you will progress from the basics to a more complex content.

You will study by:

  • Watching videos
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Taking notes
  • Reading texts
  • Reflecting on your own teaching



The lessons are organized into four levels. Each level is divided into 4 modules and each module contains three 45-minute lessons. Altogether there are 48 lesson. The teacher will progress module by module in order to develop learner-centered teaching practices which can promote students’ capacity to learn.


Star lessons is a collection of self-study online lessons for teachers for their professional development on all levels. The general pedagogical theory is applicable to all subjects.


The main objective of the programme is to share Finnish education solutions and enhance the skills and knowledge of the teachers in modern pedagogies, pedagogical models and practices, 21st century skills and digital learning.


Teachers learn to design pedagogically meaningful and engaging learning assignments and working instructions. They learn to create a user/learner experience through activities
and learning design, and they can take the theory immediately into practice. The programme will help teachers become learning designers of the future by utilizing Finnish methods.

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University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32)

FI-00014 University of Helsinki

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