STE(A)M: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are crucial keystones in today’s society. In current curricula and educational systems, there is a tendency to integrate these subjects into one approach: STEM. The course contains practical cases (learning by doing) and finishes with a personal STEM exercise or ‘masterpiece’. The participants are offered pedagogical and didactical approaches towards STEM in education.
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STE(A)M: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are crucial keystones in today’s society. In current curricula and educational systems, there is a tendency to integrate these subjects into one approach: STEM. Tackling early school leaving can start with offering teaching and learning methods that are more active and involve the students as responsible of their learning process. The STEAM-approach is such an example. Proof has already been given that this methodology hugely enhances the student’s motivation. The course contains practical cases (learning by doing) and finishes with a personal STEM exercise or ‘masterpiece’. The participants are offered pedagogical and didactical approaches towards STEM in education. The course also integrates some digital visualising techniques, adding a more artistic touch to STE(A)M. The course is organised in cooperation with a Portuguese secondary school, where we can use the technical infrastructure and digital devices. We will fully use the interesting aspects the city of Lisbon offers. The exercises are centred on the idea of building bridges or spans. During the course visits are planned to interesting places in Lisbon that are dominated by important bridges. Furthermore, we integrate a visit the huge former electric power plant and the recently opened museum of art, architecture and technology (www.maat.pt/en), both situated in Belém. It’s clear that the location of the course in Lisbon, will contribute to its success. The participants don’t have to come from education systems in which STE(A)M is an official or separate discipline. Teachers of technology, science, applied science, engineering, arts, visual arts, laboratory… can perfectly integrate the STE(A)M methods into the normal courses. During the course there is half a day of free time to enjoy of the cultural aspects of Lisboa.


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City of the Course Lisbon, Portugal
Course Website

http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-steam

Target Group Teachers and school staff: primary level, teachers and school staff: secondary level, school management
Date/s of the Course

5 – 10 March 2017 / 22 – 27 October  2017

Where to apply

Eekhout Academy

Website: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/

E-mail: international@eekhoutacademy.be

Participation Costs

We offer a flexible cost structure. This allows you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.

  • Course package (€ 650 = Participant doesn’t sleep or lunch in hotel and books another hotel on own behalf and takes care him/herself of the lunches)
  • Lunch package (€ 855 = Participant doesn’t sleep in the hotel and books another hotel on own behalf)
  • Full package ( € 1250 in a single room / € 1125 if you share a double room with a colleague = Participant uses all hotel accommodation offered by the course organizer)

More information: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/cost-structure

Competences Tackled
  • Understand the concepts of STE(A)M;
  • Understand and master the STE(A)M didactics;
  • Be able to design a lesson using the STE(A)M didactics;
  • Be able to advice the school management during the process of STE(A)M implementation;
  • Be able to write an implementation plan for STE(A)M in the own class room practice;
  • Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution;
  • Better mastery of the use of digital visual techniques as part of the setting up of a didactical and learning process;
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English;
  • Use of working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings;
  • Improved knowledge of other European educational systems;
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect;
  • Improved competences of the use of ICT as mean of communication;
  • Improved competences of the use of ICT as mean of presentation;
  • Use of interactive and participative working methods in order to achieve better teaching and/or have more effective meetings.
EQF level 6
ECVET Point 3, in preparation for 2019

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Blended Learning Modalities We provide an electronic learning platform where all course material is assembled. Course participants can have a skype contact with the trainer before and after the course.
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Assessment Methods Feedback of trainer(s) on personal work and portfolio of the participant, feedback of trainer(s) and group on presentations made by the participant, assessment of final work (such as: own action plan, produced master piece and prepared dissemination).
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European Dimension Guaranteed

The course is the result of a previous international project or collaboration. In Portugal we have a partnership with a local in-service training organization, AlmadaForma, PIC 945946911, in cooperation with the Secondary School Emídio Navarro (Almada). The team of trainers is multinational. We have an active policy to include as many different nationalities as possible. The courses are specifically organized in Lisbon in order to be able to include study visits and locally present expertise.

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Organising Institute Eekhout Academy
Country of the Institute Belgium
Institute Website

www.erasmusplus-ist.eu

Contact Person

Charlotte Depoorter international@eekhoutacademy.be