The LUMA Centre Finland network awarded the best science and technology projects and teaching practices on Monday 13th of June at the International StarT Gala.
This year, we finally had the opportunity to gather together after a two-year break at the Aalto University, Finland. In the gala, the LUMA Start Award 2022 was given to the three best natural sciences, math or technology related projects done by children and young people. The LUMA Start Education Award 2022 was given to three learning communities for best educational practice in relation to the interdisciplinary project-based teaching. Winners received a trip to Finland in addition to the prizes.
The International LUMA StarT Awards went to:
- Comparing the ratio of Aluminum migration to the food from different kinds of aluminum foil, Jordan
- Estudi de la contaminació atmosfèrica a Martorell, Spain
- Sustainable recycling of contaminated sediment in Yantian River, China
The StarT honorary jury found the choice incredibly challenging due to the high level of practices and projects. The winning projects took off from real questions and thoughts of children and young people. The projects included cooperation both within their own learning community and also with others. The videos and learning diaries of the projects were first-rate and carefully done.
The International LUMA Start Education Awards went to:
- Music hearing with hearing impaired friends, South Korea
- Project of sleep, Finland
- The Planetarium, Jordan
The creators of these practices had demonstrated interdisciplinary and innovative work in their practices. The StarT honorary jury described the practices as pragmatic, inventive and versatile. The jury valued interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and the active inclusion of children and young people in the winning practices.
In the 2021-2022 season a total of 847 project work and 750 educational practices took part in StarT. The joy of learning was shared by 1, 486 learning communities, 6, 912 teachers and 325, 126 children and young people. This season has reached its end but luckily the new season starts right away! Let’s StarT again and remember that learning is sharing!