International LUMAT Research Symposium 2020


LUMA Centre Finland kindly invites current and prospective researchers and teachers from all around the world to the 10th LUMAT research symposium held on June 3rd – 4th, 2020 virtually due to the corona situation. The LUMAT symposium is free of charge.

The theme of the symposium is Promoting STEAM in education, in which S stands for science, T for technology, E for engineering, A for all subjects in this case, and M for maths. To address the challenges of the 21st century skills, there is a need to educate citizens capable of STEAM, and teachers who can support students in their learning towards STEAM capable citizens. We need not only students who understand basic science and mathematics, but also understanding how things work, and this is where we need also technology and engineering education. To really address the 21st century challenges, interdisciplinary approaches are crucial, and therefore also also other subjects, such as art,  should be acknowledged and promoted. 

See the conference book here

Symposium consists of keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations, and discussion.

Keynote speakers

Marina Milner-Bolotin, Dr., Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Talk title: The STEAM silver lining of the pandemic

Talk time: Wed 3.6 June at 18.00 (EEST, UTC+3)

Erik Fooladi, Dr., Associate professor, Department of science and mathematics, Faculty of Humanities & Education, Volda University College, Norway (picture by: Ann Karene Rasmussen)

Talk titlePutting sense experiences at the front in STEAM-oriented inquiry

Talk time: Thu 4.6 June at 10.00 (EEST, UTC+3)

All presentations will be invited to send their paper to LUMAT: International journal on Math, Science, and Technology Education (  for a special number after the LUMA symposium. The papers should be based on the presentations.

Guest editor: research coordinator, Dr. Jaana Herranen (