STEAM Education in Finland
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education in Finland is based on a valid national curriculum, mixing together various different subjects. STEAM education is all problem-solving by doing things together.
Part of STEAM education is networking and learning by doing real projects. The network has been growing steadily – both the number of schools involved as well as enterprises and other partners.
Ms. Maikki Manninen is both a class teacher and an early education and care teacher. Her expertise lies eg. in ICT and STEAM education at primary and secondary levels. Nowadays, she works as an advisory teacher at the Educational and Cultural Services, City of Oulu. Her working tasks include training and consultation on ICT especially according to the Finnish core curricula and the local strategies for both ICT and STEAM education. Ms. Manninen is also experienced in development projects funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education eg. on innovative learning environments.