Search results for "Appreciation"

Lecturer in nursing: In addition to student’s development, the value of teachers’ work should be reflected in pay and working conditions

Johanna Sopanen trains future healthcare professionals. For her, students and supporting their professional growth are the number one priority of work. The work takes its toll, however, and the amount of administrative work, for example, seems to increase year by year. Without vocational teachers, we would not have future professionals, which is why the sector’s attractiveness must be safeguarded by competitive salary levels and more funding for education.

25.02.2022 News
Study by Taloustutkimus reveals: An increase in the appreciation of the teaching profession during the COVID-19 pandemic

According to a recent study by Taloustutkimus, Finns consider teachers to be one of the most important occupational groups for the country's future. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have come to realise the difficulty and value of the work of teachers in a deeper way, as a noticeably larger number of people now rated the importance of the teaching profession a full ten out of ten. The OAJ also wants that appreciation to be reflected on the teachers’ pay and working conditions in order for the teaching profession to remain an attractive career option.

23.02.2022 News
With her teachers’ support, Seela Sella turned her beloved hobby into her job

Actress Seela Sella has nothing but fond memories of her teachers. However, there are some encounters that turned out to be of utmost significance along the way. Some of the encounters encouraged her already in her childhood, while some only revealed their importance later on.

04.10.2021 News
Jani Toivola: My teacher helped me find my own way to grow and learn

Actor, author and former Member of Parliament Jani Toivola says that his lower secondary school tutor and history teacher had a profound impact on his life. With encouragement from his teacher, Toivola learned to see himself as someone who could and would learn just like anyone else.

04.10.2021 News
Ina Mikkola’s teacher encouraged her to pursue journalism – and she never looked back

Journalist, director and author Ina Mikkola became interested in the media industry while on the Voice of the Young Editorial Board, where her oral communication skills teacher had encouraged her to get involved. The oral communication courses have also proved beneficial later in life, as Mikkola needs diverse argumentation and self-expression skills in her line of work.

04.10.2021 News
Dramatic shift: Six in ten Finnish teachers are now considering career change

OAJ’s survey published today reports that well over half of Finnish teachers have considered career change. The most common reasons for considering career change were the burden of work, increased workload and wage level. The President of OAJ demands that politicians and employers realise the gravity of the situation and solve the problems pushing teachers away from the sector.

28.09.2021 News
The President of Finland’s greeting to all the teachers and learners

The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, sends his thank you to every young person, teacher and staff member of every school, ECEC centre and other educational institution in his video greeting.

05.06.2021 News
Study by Taloustutkimus: People value teachers – tokens of appreciation are needed from the decision-makers

Finns consider teachers to be one of the most important occupational groups for the country's future. Almost everyone appreciates the work done by teachers very much. The information is based on a study by Taloustutkimus market research company commissioned by OAJ. OAJ's Chairman Olli Luukkainen is happy with the results but reminds that appreciation must also be shown by deeds.

23.03.2021 Press release
OAJ has chosen all Finnish teachers as Education Influencers of the year 2020 – exceptional circumstances have emphasised professional skills

OAJ's Executive Board has awarded the the Education Influencer of the year award to all Finnish teachers. Olli Luukkainen, the President of the OAJ, announced the recipients of the recognition at the teaching and education sector event Educa that was held online this year.

23.03.2021 News