A free online course on project-based learning will open on the 1st of March 2021

Children communicating over a geometric problem.

Would you like to get support for designing your own project-based learning unit in line with current research into science education? Would you like to discuss and share ideas with teachers from other countries? 

If you answered yes then this is an opportunity just for you. LUMA Centre Finland, a network of Finnish universities, offers a free online course on project-based learning (PBL) for all teachers and educators from early childhood education to upper secondary schools. 

Very good course, really provide to me important aspects to really apply PBL approach in my courses.


The free online course “Project-based learning and the theory behind it – create your own project!” begins on the 1st of March 2021. The course is designed to support the participants in the creation of a project-based unit that is in line with science education research, and you will learn about the essential features of PBL. The course is worth one credit (25h of work), divided across 4-5 weeks.

 I enjoyed a lot in completing assignments for this course. I have already prepared a new project for my students even if pandemics continue.


Sign up to the course by filling out an online form here. If you have any questions, please contact us via email info@start.luma.fi

The course is a part of the StarT programme. In StarT students learn together by carrying out interdisciplinary projects related to science, technology or mathematics. The programme  offers support to teachers implementing PBL in their teaching.  

The course is provided by Prof. Maija Aksela (University of Helsinki) and project manager, Outi Haatainen (University of Helsinki) from LUMA center Finland.

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