Science on Stage Finland
Science on Stage Finland fosters the European aspect of mathematics, science and technology education in Finland. It has played an active role since the beginning of the European initiative and has participated in almost every Science on Stage festival.
Science on Stage Finland spreads and promotes the good practice examples presented at the European festivals in Finland. Every two years, Science on Stage Finland organises a national selection process online for teachers to be chosen as Finnish participants for the European Science on Stage festival.
To coordinate the Finnish activities, three educational experts set up the National Steering Committee.
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The StarT project has been launched by the LUMA Centre Finland, together with its network of cooperation partners. Schools, kindergartens, families and extracurricular activity groups from all around the world are invited to invest in the future and take part in StarT to share the excitement of collaborative learning.
Valtakunnalliset LUMA-päivät is yearly national mathematics, science and technology education event for teachers, teacher students, teacher educator and researchers.
International LUMAT Symposium: Research and Practice in Math, Science and Technology Education is yearly international mathematics, science and technology education symposium that coincides Valtakunnalliset LUMA-päivät.
SciFest is a yearly international festival which brings together thousands of schoolkids, high school students, and teachers to discover new experiences and learn about science, technology and the environment. SciFest is organised every year during one weekend in spring in Joensuu, Finland. The festival is free and open to everyone.
Tutki-Kokeile-Kehitä is a competition aiming to inspire children and youth in science and engineering activities. By giving participants the chance to get feedback on their scientific work and meet other like-minded young people, it opens a world of endless opportunities.
The Innokas network guides and encourages students, teachers, school administrators and other stakeholders to be creative and innovative using available technology. The purpose is to encourage kids and adults to come up together with new ways to make use of technology in everyday school life.
Koodiaapinen-MOOC (in Finnish)
Finnish teachers were asked to hand in their teaching ideas for the Science on Stage festival 2017. Interested teachers could apply by 17 April 2016. For further information visit the www.luma.fi/sons or get in direct contact.
From 6-8 June 2016 the 6th International Symposium on STEM Education (ISSE) took place in Lahti, Finland. The event was organized by LUMA Centre Finland and adressed STEM teachers from all educational levels, prospective teachers, teacher educators and researchers in STEM education. The symposium was based on plenary lectures, discussion sessions and some hands-on activities. Strongly recommended by Science on Stage Finland.
More information and registration at www.luma.fi
Supported with a travel scholarship by Science on Stage Kirsi Rehunen from the Päiväkoti Satulaiva Preschool Puuhiset in Finland visited Márta Gajdosné Szabó from the Kempelen Farkas Gimnázium Budapest in October 2015. After both of them met at the Science on Stage festival 2015 in London as national delegates for Science on Stage Finland and Science on Stage Hungary they now plan to design a Finnish-Hungarian joint project. Learn more at our blog.