In 2019, OEP and Mahattattva organized the Finnish professional development program Teacher as an Innovator in Delhi.

The program focused on empowering teachers and school leaders as every day innovators within their own learning communities. Between three locally run workshops, participants carried out benchmarking activities and planned and piloted a development project in their own school or classroom.

The program consisted of four modules:

  • Having an Innovator’s Mindset
  • From Ideas into Innovations
  • Turning Innovations into Practices
  • Displaying the Results

Participants who successfully completed all four modules received a diploma accredited by the Finnish National Agency for Education and recognized on an EU-level.

Participants shared their project plans and benchmarks in the second workshop, which took place in August 2019.


“It was one of the best workshops I have ever attended. The facilitator brought in a lot of positivity. The sessions were informative and enriching.”

– Program participant

“I was pleasantly surprised to see how teachers from different backgrounds could relate to each other, hold meaningful discussions and enjoy some great learning together!”

– Program participant

Visit the program website to read more testimonials and find out more about participants’ innovative projects.


The program was implemented in cooperation with Mahattattva Educational Advisory.