10th LUMAT research symposium
LUMA Centre Finland held the 10th LUMAT research symposium on June 3rd – 4th, 2020 virtually due to the corona situation.
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 other subjects, such as art, should be acknowledged and promoted.