Minna Haring has been a lecturer, class teacher and teacher trainer at the University Teacher Training School in Joensuu, University of Eastern Finland (UEF), since 2001. Prior to that she was a researcher in the Faculty of Education. She has M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Joensuu; her dissertation was on the pedagogical thinking of pre-school and primary school teachers. For several years she was the Primary School Vice Principal and she is the School’s coordinator for teaching practice in teacher training. She has published articles on Finnish primary education and given presentations on the Finnish school system at conferences.