Dr Marjo Kyllönen is as a head of Development Service Unit in Helsinki. She is leading the expert and development services in Education Sector in the City of Helsinki. Education sector provides education services from early childhood education up to the adult training. We have approximately 13 000 workers and 160 000 customers: small children, pupils and students.
Dr Kyllönen has a long history and experience in Education sector, mostly in basic education. She has worked in a leading possession for basic education services as at General Education division in Helsinki over 10 years ( since 2004) providing education from 7 – 15 year. She has PhD in Education. She defended her doctoral thesis on Future School and Leadership in December 2011. After defending her thesis she further developed the concept of future school and its role and prospect in society.
She has also a degree in primary and early childhood education and has worked as a pre and primary school teacher before her appointment to administrative work 2001.
She has been appointed to various committees on national level among other issues national core curriculum work, pupils welfare, pupils assessment. On city level she’s in the lead for curriculum renewal and implementing the Future School concept in Helsinki. She has also various publication on the area of pre and basic education; Future School, leadership, evaluation, multicultural issues, multi-professional co-operation.
Future school concept has arisen international interest and during the past year Dr Kyllönen has been visiting as a key note speaker in various countries around the world. June 2015 she had a TEDx talk on the subject in Hamburgh and January 2017 in VilnusTEDxED.
Dr Kyllönen does a lot of voluntary work promoting children’s education in developing countries, which is really important top her.