STEM Education for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers is an innovative online learning solution for early education teachers. With our practical approach, you will learn in small bits, and you will learn the method and the content at the same time.

Please note that this online programme is offered for groups, not for individual use.


Learners who get 70 scores out of 100 will get a certificate.

The programme targets early childhood educators and teachers-in-training. Besides the content, you will learn the method of inquiry-based learning, which you can apply in other areas as well. You will gain confidence in teaching science for young learners. If you get 70 scores out of 100 you will get a certificate. The main objective of the programme is to build capable and confident educators who can implement science education in early childhood learning.


The programme includes visual content, videos, podcasts, worksheets and written materials. It consists of 60 lessons, and one lesson is 45 minutes in length.


  1. Early childhood learning and inquiry-based approaches to teaching science
  2. Knowledge construction: individual learning paths and link to practice
  3. Tools for supporting participation and motivation
  4. Theory and practice of multidisciplinary learning modules: the role of sharing, discussing and evaluating learning outcomes


  • Engage = Activate your prior knowledge and be inspired to learn more
  • Explore and explain= Engage in multimedia content in small bits
  • Elaborate = Design your own experiments
  • Evaluate = Assess your own progress and results

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University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32)

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