Riia Palmqvist

Counselor of Education, Ministry of Education, Finland

Riia Palmqvist is a counselor of education at the Finnish National Agency for Education. In the Department of General Education, Early Childhood and Care her expertise areas are support for learning, special education, student well-being, guidance and counselling. Currently she is involved in process of making a new national core curriculum for Finnish general upper secondary schools. Previously she has presented workshops for teachers and teacher students and taken an active role in developing teaching materials in social sciences, history and environmental studies. She holds an M.A. in education and a Ph.D. in social sciences (social psychology) combined with a special needs teacher qualification.


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