LUMA Centre Finland

A girl is looking at the light's reflections through ice.

We are a science education network of Finnish universities. Our aim is to inspire and motivate children and youth into mathematics, science and technology (STEM). To achieve our goal, we develop new methods and activities of science and technology education based on research. Furthermore, we support the life-long learning of teachers working on all levels of education from the early childhood to universities, and strengthen the development of research-based teaching.


LUMA-News

  • International LUMAT journal 10th anniversary -over 500 papers processed
    LUMAT journal celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year.  Launched in year 2013, the journal has been promoting math, science, and technology education, teacher education and its research. “Back then, there was a huge need to publish original research articles and conference proceeding written in Finnish, Swedish and English. We also aimed to make math, … Read more
  • Join Teacher’s Climate Change Forum for ideas on your climate education
    Do you need ideas for climate education? Would you like to receive the latest information about climate change and climate research? Or would you like to connect with your colleagues all around the world? Join us in August to get all this and more.  International Teachers’ Climate Change Forum is held virtually on 8.-9. August. … Read more
  • Integrated science education makes learning meaningful, but teaching methods are considered challenging in practice
    Outi Haatainen, MSc, defended her doctoral thesis on integrated and collaborative science education on 29 April at the University of Helsinki. Through integrative teaching, teachers strive to construct curriculum content into meaningful wholes for learners.
  • LUMA Centre Finland joins IDoS Network
    The “International Dialogue on STEM Education” (IDoS) welcomes new members to its ranks in April. The Finnish STEM initiative LUMA Centre Finland and the French foundation La main à la pâte with its Office for Climate Education will amplify the education network’s efforts to push early STEM Education for children aged 3 to 10 up … Read more
LUMA-finland book coverThe new online book describes our national and international STEM-science education activities.

Following Finnish universities belong to the LUMA Centre Finland -network