In the scope of the new Erasmus+ STE(A)M IT project, in December 2019 has been launched a call for teachers to join the focus group of the project.
The teachers involved in the STE(A)M IT focus group will have the opportunity to teach in an integrated way, which can be very enriching to their work in the classroom, being part of this precursor project.
Among other tasks, the selected teachers will contribute to the project by leading the creation, development and improvement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) integrated Learning scenarios and Massive Open Online Courses. Each team is be composed of 1 Lead teacher (actively teaching any STEM subject, or “all” subjects if in lower primary) and 2 support teachers (one actively teaching any STEM and one actively teaching any STEM subject or any other subject).
The principles applied here consider that exist a need to apply measures to teach the different disciplines in an integrated way, connected to real-life issues, considering also the need “to steam education”. If we “STE(A)M IT”, we can ensure future citizens that will be ready to tackle any issues in society, in a collaborative, critical and efficient way.
In order to achieve this, the STE(A)M IT project aims to (1) create and test a conceptual framework of reference for integrated STE(A)M education; (2) develop a capacity building programme for primary schools teachers and secondary STEM teachers, based on this framework, with a particular focus on contextualization of STEM teaching, especially through industry – education cooperation, and (3) further ensure the contextualization of the integrated STEM teaching by establishing a network of guiding counsellors/career advisers in schools promoting the attractiveness of STEM jobs to their classes.