New video: Warka Tower: Developing Key Competencies for Sustainability with the STEAMteach Erasmus+ Project

On January 31st, 2023, the University of Jyväskylä's Finnish Institute for Educational Research (JYU FIER) organized a successful teacher development event supported by the Regional Administrative Agency of Western and Central Finland. A video was made about the event that showcases emphasizes the transformative power of STEAM education for both teachers and students.

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The event featured a practical example of constructing a Warka water tower to address water shortage in hot areas, using the 4DFrame STEAM education toolkit. Over 30 teachers from the University of Jyväskylä's Teacher Training School participated in hands-on learning and built their own Warka tower models.

The project-based STEAM learning approach aligns with Finland's national core curriculum, focusing on sustainability and phenomenon-based learning. Feedback from Finnish teachers highlighted the positive impact of previous projects, such as bridge building and historical-themed castle construction, on students' knowledge and skills across various subjects. The significance of art in STEAM and its connection to technology and engineering were also discussed. The event was also covered by the Keskisuomalainen Newspaper.

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Dr. Kristóf Fenyvesi
Senior Researcher
Finnish Institute for Educational Research