Frequently asked questions about the teaching of Philosophy and Ethics and Philosophy of Life

NOTICE!: These facts are based on the old law. The new law of freedom of religion has changed the situation a bit. We will update this page as soon as possible.

Philosophy: 

Elämänkatsomustieto, ET (Ethics and Philosophy of Life): 

Philosophy: 

How many courses of Philosophy are there in upper secondary school?

Is it possible to study Philosophy in primary or lower secondary school? 

Can there be a combined teacher's post of Religion and Philosophy? 

 Elämänkatsomustieto, ET (Ethics and Philosophy of Life): 

What is "Elämänkatsomustieto"? 

How many lessons of ET are there?

Who is allowed to study ET? 

Why can't the student of his/her parents choose between religion and ET? 

Is it possible to choose between Religion and ET in upper secondary school? 

Can an upper secondary student decide, whether to be a church member or not? 

How do you define the correct student group? 

Do the ET-students have to attend church and the religious gatherings in the morning?

Who is allowed to teach ET? 

Can a teacher of Religion teach ET? 

Can a teacher of ET teach Religion? 

Can there be a combined teacher's post of Religion and ET? 

Is the ET-teacher obliged to attend church and the religious gatherings in the morning?