Dr. Kristof Fenyvesi’s Honorary Appointment at Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Dr. Kristof Fenyvesi, Senior Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, and founder of Experience Workshop, has been appointed as an Honorary Lecturer in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) in Early Childhood Education at the Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE), Hong Kong Metropolitan University. This appointment reflects a commitment to advancing innovative educational practices that integrate STEAM disciplines from an early age.

Dr. Fenyvesi’s work, characterized by a creative fusion of mathematical concepts with artistic expression, exemplifies the potential of STEAM to make learning both accessible and engaging for young learners. The methodologies he is implementing emphasize hands-on, exploratory learning, where art serves as a conduit for understanding complex scientific and mathematical ideas. This approach not only cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving skills but also fosters a holistic appreciation for the interconnectedness of knowledge across disciplines.

Unveiling Educational Synergies

In a landmark advancement for international education, the Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (SZIIT) and Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) jointly organized an important seminar on November 22, 2023. Dr. Kristof Fenyvesi attended as a guest researcher representing Honkong Metropolitan University. This event signified a notable encounter between Finnish and Chinese educational excellence in front of the impressive backdrop of Chinese technological progress.


Worldwide Relevance of Pedagogical Innovations

The recognition by HKMU LiPACE underscores the international relevance of the pedagogical innovations promoted by Dr. Fenyvesi. It highlights the growing acknowledgment within the educational community of the need for curricula that are both interdisciplinary and adaptable to the rapidly changing demands of the 21st century. By integrating STEAM into early childhood education, Dr. Fenyvesi’s work with LiPACE aims to lay a foundation for lifelong learning that is rooted in curiosity, creativity, and critical inquiry.


Collaboration Between Finnish and Hong Kong Educational Experts

This collaboration between Finnish and Hong Kong educational experts serves as a model for international educational exchange and development. It represents a shared vision for education that transcends traditional academic boundaries, emphasizing instead a dynamic, integrated approach to teaching and learning.


Through this partnership, innovative strategies for STEAM education from Finland will contribute to shaping pedagogical practices not only in Hong Kong but also as a benchmark for global educational standards in early childhood learning environments.

More information:

Dr. Kristof Fenyvesi
Senior Researcher of STEAM Learning & Contemporary Culture Studies
Finnish Institute for Educational Research
Agora, B435.2
PO Box 35, FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä 

+358 40 805 3324




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