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LINKS – Learning through innovation and networking in STEM, Final Conference

June 3 @ 09:00 - 17:00

The LINKS project (Learning from Innovation and Networking in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics) aimed at improving inquiry-based STEM teaching through the continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers and their educators, both at primary and secondary levels.

The results of the project are presented in the final conference of the project, e.g.

  • What type of knowledge and skills should be developed among teachers and educators?
  • What sort of innovations should be brought to CPD in terms of content, methods, tools, especially in the context of digitalisation?
  • Who should contribute to CPD apart from traditional CPD providers?
  • Especially, what should be the role of employers and of the scientific community?

Decision-makers and teacher educators from each project partner country (Austria, Finland, France, Italy and the United Kingdom) are invited to the final conference.

The final conference is organised at the University of Helsinki, in Helsinki, Finland on Monday, June 3rd, 2019.

Registration to the final conference begins on April or May, 2019.

Useful info:

Additional tip:

The International LUMAT Symposium 2019, with the theme “Future of Work, Research and Education” is organised in Jyväskylä, Finland, on June 5th and 6th, 2019.


09.00 – 09.30 Welcome

  • Welcome words by Prof. Maija Aksela, Director of the LUMA Centre Finland
  • Presentation of the LINKS project and the final conference by Dr. David Jasmin, Director of the Fondation La main à la pâte, France

09.30 – 10.30 Presentation of the study

  • Experiences in implementing effective continuous professionnal development for stem teachers in five European countries by Laurence Constantini, coordinator of LINKS, Fondation La main à la pâte, France
  • Q&A with the audience

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 11.50 How to improve STEM CPD in Europe 

  • 1st part − Presentation on the main conclusions and recommendations proposed by LINKS partners on 5 cross-cutting issues

11.50 – 12.30 Five workshops 

  • Working with the schools, ANISN, Italy
  • Working with the scientific community, Fondation La main à la pâte, France
  • Working with the employers, LUMA Centre, Finland
  • Quality-assurance and evidence-based impact evaluation, STEM Learning, United Kingdom
  • Building comprehensive partnerships and alliances, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 How to improve STEM CPD in Europe

  • 2nd part − What features should be developed in STEM CPD programmes in the future?

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30 Feedback session

16.30 – 17.00 Conclusions

he LINKS project is supported by the French National Agency of the Erasmus + Programme.

This webpage reflects only the author’s view. The French National Agency and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.


June 3
09:00 - 17:00


Pietari Kalmin katu 5
Helsinki, Finland
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