The LUMA Centre Finland network invites everyone to take part in the public voting of StarT. Videos of the projects and best practices of StarT 2018-19 have now been released on our Youtube channel. Have a look and get inspired by the innovative science, technology and mathematics projects by students and teachers from around the world!
The StarT programme was launched in 2016 by the LUMA Centre Finland and their collaborators to support the implementation of interdisciplinary project-based learning in accordance to the newest national core curriculum of Finland. StarT is aimed for learning communities ranging from early childhood education to upper secondary schools.
StarT is exceptional as everyone learns together as a learning community by carrying out phenomenon-based and cross-curricular projects. The main goal of StarT is to strengthen the interest of children and youngsters towards mathematics, science and technology. Furthermore, in StarT different learning communities share their best educational practices.
The long-term goal of StarT is to establish the collaborative StarT model into the annual activities of schools and other learning communities. The StarT teams consisting of children and youngsters from kindergartens, schools, extracurricular groups and homes share the joy of learning in the national and international StarT community, which consisted of nearly 600 learning communities from 30 different countries in 2018-2019.
We have now published videos of the StarT projects and best practices that the learning communities have produced on the Youtube channel of StarT. The videos celebrate the joy of learning and share the excitement of students’ discoveries!
The goal of the public voting is to share joy and ideas but also to make it possible for everyone to participate. Everyone can vote simply by giving a like for their favourite project or best practice video on Youtube by the 7th of April!
Voting pays off as your likes will be considered when the nominees for the International LUMA StarT Awards 2019 are chosen by the StarT jury. The winners of the public voting will also be awarded with a diploma at the international StarT gala. The international StarT gala is the grand final of StarT every year, and this year it will take place in Jyväskylä on the 6th of June 2019 as a part of the international LUMAT symposium.
Text: Anette Markula. Photo: Outi Haatainen.