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

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are very important key stones in modern society. In modern educational curriculums or education systems, there is a tendency to integrate these subjects into one approach: STEM. It proved to be an important factor in the enhancement of student’s motivation. In this course we offer pedagogical and didactical approaches towards STEM in education. We explore some practical cases (learning by doing) and finish with a personal STEM exercise or ‘masterpiece’. We also integrate some digital visualising techniques, adding a more artistic touch to STEM (STEAM). This course is planned in Lisbon South Bank (Portugal).
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STE(A)M: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
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The philosophy of the course is based on learning by doing and the exploration using practical cases. The course ends with the presentation of a personal STE(A)M exercise or ‘masterpiece’. The participants are offered some pedagogical and didactical approaches towards STE(A)M The course also integrates some digital visualising techniques, adding a more artistic touch to STE(A)M. The exercises are centred on the idea of building bridges or spans. This doesn’t mean the course is designed for engineers. On the contrary we include arts, ecology, natural sciences, visual arts, IT… That way we aim an a complete integration of all STE(A)M aspects into the course and the course exercises. During the course there are visits planned to interesting places in Lisbon that are dominated by important bridges. We will fully use those intriguing aspects the city of Lisbon offers. Visits to the former electric power plan (Belém) and/or water supply services (Águas Livres) and/or huge aqueduct of Lisbon are planned.


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City of the Course Lisbon, Portugal
Address of the Course LIsbon South Bank
Course Website

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

Target Group School education and adult education: teachers and school educators, middle management, school management, members of the school board, school governors, school advisors, inspectors, all school or education related people
Date/s of the Course

5 – 10 March 2017 / 22 – 27 October  2017

Where to apply

Eekhout Academy
PIC 947859169
University Leuven Campus Kortrijk
E. Sabbelaan 53 , post box 7642

8500 Kortrijk
Flanders Belgium

For more information: contact Charlotte Depoorter: charlotte.depoorter@kuleuven.be

Participation Costs

We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation. http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/cost-structure

Full package (€ 1250 = Participant uses all hotel accommodation offered by the course organizer)

  • The tuition fee covers:  course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers.
  • The accommodation cost covers:  the hotel rooms during the course period, the breakfasts during the course days, the coffee breaks, the refreshments during the course, the midday lunches during the course days, costs and fees of study visits and transport for course activities planned by the organizers.  This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.
  • Participants, who stay with two people in a double room, obtain a reduction of € 250. They pay each € 1125.

 

 

 Lunch package (€ 945 = Participant doesn’t sleep in the hotel and books another hotel on own behalf)

  •  The tuition fee covers:  course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers.
  • The accommodation cost covers:  the coffee breaks and the refreshments during the course, the midday lunches during the course days, costs and fees of study visits and transport for course activities planned by the organizers. This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.

Course package (€ 785 = Participant doesn’t sleep or lunch in hotel and books another hotel on own behalf and takes care him/herself of the lunches)

  • The tuition fee covers:  course material, use of the conference room, use of ICT in the conference room and the costs of the trainers.
  • The accommodation cost covers:  the coffee breaks and the refreshments during the course, costs and fees of study visits and the transport for course activities planned by the organizers.
    This includes also the welcome supper and the farewell supper.]
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 2-3; in preparation for 2017

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Competence Oriented Approach

As part of the pre-task, the participants will map their personal staring situation and working context.  Also they will identify the needs of the organisation and their personal needs.  We try to match those  needs with the offered content, methods and aimed competences. That way, we conceived the course, starting with defining the competences that need to be achieved.

During the course, next methods will be applied: lectures, work sessions, peer exchange, self-reflection, study visits, portfolio work,  role play, editing on own action plan, presentations…  Where appropriated a webinar,  videoconferencing or (a part of) a MOOC can be included.

At the end of the course, a network of participants can be established in order to keep on exchanging experiences, examples of good practice and support the continuous development of competences.

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, parts of the curriculum revise
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GINCO Quality Levels

We established a quality system inspired on  the recommendations of Ginco (Grundtvig International Network of Course Organisers).
We respect all quality requirements of the association of European Training Providers.
Link to our Quality Charter: http://www.erasmusplus-ist.eu/quality-charter

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 organisation.  The team of trainers is multi-national. 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 Flanders – Belgium
Institute Website

www.erasmusplus-ist.eu

Contact Person

Charlotte Depoorter
Management Assistant: charlotte.depoorter@kuleuven.be

Wim Simoens
Course director: wim.simoens@telenet.be