Teacher education

2) Continuing education for teachers in species knowledge and pedagogy in biodiversity issues will be developed. With the help of new information technology, species knowledge and sustainable development education will be promoted (e.g. traditional knowledge of and protection and respect for biodiversity will be included in educational programmes for the Sámi people, and in the production of related learning materials).

Responsible institutions: Ministry of Education and Culture, Sámi Parliament

Schedule: 2013–2020

Status in 2018: The Finnish Board of Education subsidises continuing education in specific priority disciplines. The continuing education concerns both the teachers of general education and second level vocational education. Pedagogic issues related to species identification and biodiversity have been financed through state subsidies; several projects both in general education and second level vocational education have been carried out.