Dr Marjo Kyllönen is the acting head of basic education division in the city of Helsinki. She is responsible for the basic education services for approx. 38 000 pupils in the whole city.

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 also 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 Kyllonen has been visiting as a key note speaker in various countries around the world. In June 2015 she had a TEDx talk on the subject in Hamburg.

Dr Kyllönen does a lot of voluntary work promoting children’s education in developing countries, which is really important top her.

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