Craft, design and technology education (STEAM) in the early years
A three-year program InnoPlay focuses on craft design and tchnology (STEAM) in the education of the youngest children from kindergarten to second grade. Our aim is to develop pedagogical methods which integrate craft, environmental and technology education and mathematics in ways that motivate younger learners; Play, exploring and self expression. Main principal is to support learning by bringing up childrens’ interests and point of views into multisubjectal (STEAM) learning projects. InnoPlay program has started in August 2018.
InnoPlay program is a collaboration of four partners where Department of Teacher Education of University of Turku is playing a coordinating role. Other partners are Faculty of Educational Sciences of University of Helsinki, University of Tampere and Innokas Network.