International LUMAT Symposium 2019

in Jyväskylä, Finland, on June 5th – 6th, 2019


Warmly Welcome!

LUMA Centre Finland has the honour and pleasure to invite you to Jyväskylä, Finland, from Wed 5th to Thu 6th June 2019, to the International LUMAT Symposium: Research and Practice in Math, Science and Technology Education (LUMAT) 2019.

We welcome math, science and technology teachers from all educational levels, prospective teachers, teacher educators and researchers, developers and other experts in math, science and technology education to attend this symposium to share ideas on math, science and technology education and to discuss new developments in the field.

The theme of the symposium is Future of Work, Research and Education in the context of math, science and technology education.

The language of the symposium is English.


Programme

LUMAT 2019 is organized at the same time as National LUMA Days for Finnish teachers etc., so the programme is partly the same.

Please view the detailed programme (PDF) of the Symposium where you can find the abstracts of presentations and the rooms for each activity.

In the detailed programme you will also find an overview of the Finnish LUMA Days programme for your information.

Wednesday June 5, Seminaarinmäki Campus

Programme in buildings F and S.

13.15-13.30 Opening words, Chair of the Board Jan Lundell & Director of the Center Maija Aksela.
13.30-14.30 LUMAT symposium opening session
Rethinking creativity for mathematics teaching: introducing multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches for schools.
Prof. Zsolt Lavicza, Johannes Kepler University & Geogebra Director of Research.
14.30-15.00 Coffee and Tea break
15.00-17.00 LUMAT parallel sessions A
STEM Rules! From teachers to teachers International LUMA StarT nominees

19.00 – Welcome reception of the city of Jyväskylä, City Hall

Thursday June 6, Seminaarinmäki Campus

Programme in buildings C and S.

N.B. The Invited session by prof. John M. Francisco has been cancelled due to a force majeure event. During this time we invite the visitors to enjoy the campus area as well as to have a look at the exhibitor stalls, as there are several with English materials and presentations available.

10.15 – 10.30 Welcoming words from rector Keijo Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä.
10.45 – 11.45 LUMAT symposium invited session
Teachers Eliciting Students’ Mathematical Arguments: Insights from an After-School Program.
Assoc. Prof. John M. Francisco, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
11.45 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 14.30 LUMAT parallel sessions B
Stem & Tech Math Through Education Environment and Culture
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee and tea
15.00 – 17.00 StarT Gala (including Statistical olympics reward ceremony)

More information

  • ICT is utilized in many sessions, so BYOD, Bring Your Own Device.
  • Please note that the programme is not available in paper form at the venue.
  • You can share new ideas, feelings etc. in social media with @lumasuomi and #LUMAT2019.


Invited Speakers

Professor Zsolt Lavicza

Linz School of Education, STEM Education Centre, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

After receiving his degrees in mathematics and physics in Hungary, Zsolt began his postgraduate studies in applied mathematics at the University of Cincinnati. While teaching mathematics in Cincinnati he became interested in researching issues in the teaching and learning mathematics. In particular, he focused on investigating issues in relation to the use of technology in undergraduate mathematics education. Afterwards, both at the Universities of Michigan and Cambridge, he has worked on several research projects examining technology and mathematics teaching in a variety of classroom environments. In addition, Zsolt has greatly contributed to the development of the GeoGebra community and participated in developing research projects on GeoGebra and related technologies worldwide. Currently, Zsolt is a Professor in STEM Education Research Methods at Johannes Kepler University’s Linz School of Education. From JKU he is working on numerous research projects worldwide related to technology integration into schools; leading the doctoral programme in STEM Education at JKU; teaching educational research methods worldwide; and coordinates research projects within the International GeoGebra Institute.


Presentations

Wednesday, June 5th

Thursday, June 6th


Registration

The registration to the symposium is now open! The online registration closes in May 26th, 2019. (You can register at the information/registration desk at the venue, too.)

There are no registration/participation fees.

Please note that the LUMA Centre Finland is not able to provide any grants for traveling to the symposium.


Venue

The symposium takes place at the Main Campus (Seminaarinmäki) of the University of Jyväskylä, in the center of the city of Jyväskylä, Finland.

The information/registration desk is located at the lobby of the old Seminarium building (S -building) on Wednesday and Thursday.

The coffee point of the symposium will provide participants with free coffee all day.

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch etc. at your own cost in the nearby campus restaurants by  Semma.

You can find the buildings, restaurants and parking possibilities on the University of Jyväskylä map or on the printable map.  

Useful information about the city of Jyväskylä:

Useful information about Finland:

Please note that the LUMA Centre Finland is not able to provide any grants for traveling to the symposium.


Proceedings

Proceedings of the LUMAT 2019 will be published as a special issue in the LUMAT-B journal.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts through the journal’s website will be September 30th, 2019.

More information about preparing manuscripts and submission of them can be found at the journal’s website.


Organizers

The symposium is organized by the LUMA Centre Finland.

Scientific Committee

Programme Planning Committee

  • Director of the LUMA Centre Finland, Prof. Dr. Maija Aksela, University of Helsinki (Chair)
  • Project Manager of the StarT Programme in Finland, Outi Haatainen, University of Helsinki
  • Coordinator of the Central Finland LUMA Centre, Anniina Koliseva, University of Jyväskylä
  • Coordinator of the Central Finland LUMA Centre, Anna-Leena Kähkönen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Chair of the board of the LUMA Centre Finland, Director of the Central Finland LUMA Centre, Prof. Dr. Jan Lundell, University of Jyväskylä
  • Project Manager of the StarT Programme internationally, Anette Markula, University of Helsinki
  • Coordinator of the Central Finland LUMA Centre, Tuomas Nurmi, University of Jyväskylä
  • Coordinator of the Central Finland LUMA Centre, Lassi Pyykkö, University of Jyväskylä
  • Administrative Assistant for the Director of the LUMA Centre Finland, Lauri Vihma, University of Helsinki (Secretary)


Exhibitors


Accommodation

The hotels listed below have a room quota or special price for participants of the symposium.

  • Hotel Alba: for days June 4-7. Bookable online from hotel website with code LUMA2019, or using the code, via email to info@hotellialba.fi. Prices include a hearty breakfast buffet and the possibility to take a sauna during customer sauna hours. You can utilize free customer parking and wifi. Bookings by April 29.
    • single rooms
      • economy 92 €/ d
      • standard 97 €/ d
      • superior 108 €/ d
      • JrSuite  148 €/ d
    • double rooms
      • standard 118 €/d
      • JrSuite  168 €/d
  • Hotel Verso: for days June 4-7. Bookable via e-mail to info@hotelliverso.fi with code LUMA2019. Prices include the Verso Finnish breakfast and use of customer sauna. Bookings by May 4.
    • Single room 119 €/d
    • Double room 129 €/d
  • Hotel Scandic Jyväskylä Station: for days June 4-5. Bookable via e-mail to jyvaskylastation@scandichotels.com with code BLUM040619. The prices include a hefty breakfast including organic products and wireless internet. The hotel’s spacious outdoor parking area can be used by customers. Bookings by May 21.
    • single room 129 €/d
    • double room 149 €/d
  • Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra: for days June 5-7. Book using code LUMA from Jyväskylä Sokos Hotel sales service via e-mail sales.jyvaskyla@sokoshotels.fi. Prices include a varied buffet breakfast, a customer sauna, and the current taxes. Should tax levels change we retain possibility to change prices. Parking with extra charge. Bookings by May 8.
    • single room (standard) 144 €/d
    • double room (standard) 154 €/d
  • Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki: for days June 5-7. Book using code LUMA from Jyväskylä Sokos Hotel sales service via e-mail sales.jyvaskyla@sokoshotels.fi. Prices include a varied buffet breakfast, a customer sauna, and the current taxes. Should tax levels change we retain possibility to change prices. Parking with extra charge. Bookings by May 8.
    • single room (solo) 154 €/d
    • double room (solo) 164 €/d

The room reservation has to be made directly to the hotel, via their website, by email or by phone. Please remember to include the given booking code when making the reservation.

There might be some changes to the room prices shown on this page. (The LUMA Centre Finland / the University of Helsinki or the University of Jyväskylä do not take responsibility over the changes done after the room quota was agreed on.)

Please note that the quota in some hotel might be full by the time you are making the reservation.

Please also note that all the quotas/special prices have dates on when the booking has to be made by and after that date there is no guarantee you will be able to reserve a room in that hotel.

The room fee is paid directly to the hotel.

The LUMA Centre Finland / the University of Helsinki or the University of Jyväskylä can not provide any grants for accommodation.