Student Selection to Teacher Education in Finland – Anticipatory Work for Future

Student Selection to Teacher Education in Finland – Anticipatory Work for Future (OVET, Eng. DOORS) is a nationwide development project (August 1, 2017 – April 30, 2020) to advance and improve student selection process to teacher education in Finland. The project has been funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture with a grant of EUR 1.3 million.

Interested in the model? Want to know more? contact us and ask for training on the MAP model

OVET Project

Duration: Aug. 1, 2017 - April 30, 2020
Budget: 1.3 M€
Coordination: University of Turku

Coordinated by the University of Turku, the project has benefitted from an extensive cooperation network, including all Finnish teacher education units as well as the National selection cooperation network in the field of education, the VAKAVA network. In accordance with relevant research findings, the project has succeeded in renewing the assessment of applicant suitability and in creating a uniform model for the selection process across Finnish teacher education.

Within three sub-projects, the DOORS network has:

  1. Created a multidimensional competence model of teaching (MAP)
  2. Developed a uniform selection model for all Finnish Teacher Education units
  3. Created and established an effectiveness model of selection for Finnish teacher education

Contact: Anu Warinowski; Head of Faculty Development, Faculty of Education, University of Turku:


The Map of Teacher Competence:
Multidimensional Adapted Process Model of Teaching (MAP)

A Multidimensional adapted process model of teaching (MAP) is a general model of teaching for class teachers, subject teachers, early childhood teachers, special education teachers, study advisors. In the model, teacher’s work is perceived as a diverse expert profession which consists of wide dimensions of competenses.

The MAP model has been developed together with local and international researchers, teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, training school teachers and head teachers. It has been presented at numerous conferences and seminars both in Finland and abroad. The process model of teaching will form the national foundation for teacher selection in Finland. It will serve as a basis for teacher education, the induction phase, and further education.

Metsäpelto, R-L., Poikkeus, A-M., Heikkilä, M., Heikkinen-Jokilahti, K., Husu, J., Laine, A., Lappalainen, K., Lähteenmäki, M., Mikkilä-Erdmann, M., & Warinowski, A. (2020). Conceptual framework of teaching quality: A Multidimensional Adapted Process Model of Teaching.
Retrieved from
doi: 10.31234/

Dimensions of competences

KNOWLEDGE BASE of teaching and learning

  • Content knowledge
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Pedagogical content knowledge
  • Practical knowledge
  • Contextual knowledge


  • Information processing
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Meta-cognition
  • Communication, argumentation and reasoning

SOCIAL skills

  • Relational skills
  • Emotional skills
  • Diversity competence
  • Intercultural competence and interaction skills

PERSONAL orientations

  • Personal dispositions
  • Self-conceptions
  • Professional beliefs, values and ethics
  • Motivational orientations
  • Professional identity


  • Occupational well-being
  • Stress management strategies
  • Resilience

Did you get interested in the model? Want to know more? Contact us and ask for training on the MAP model



Cooperation network