Co-creating Transdisciplinary STEM-to-STEAM Pedagogical Innovations through Connecting International Learning Communities
from 01.11.2021 to 01.11.2024
Previous STEAM projects have proven the need for a community-based approach to STEAM education and this project offers the opportunity to undertake a leverage and natural continuation of the GeoGebra Maths and STEAM worldwide success and sustainability relying on the synergies of teachers in different national, cultural and social requirements. The STEAM-Connect project aims to connect teachers, parents, artists, pedagogues and researchers from different disciplines to develop innovative transdisciplinary workshops and pedagogies together to enhance collaborative STEAM teaching and learning for secondary school students of all abilities and backgrounds.
For both teachers and students, the STEAM-Connect project focuses on new innovative methods for STEAM education and through this initiates the acquisitions of new skills and competencies important for those traditionally used to silo and single-subject learning. We aim to develop and trial, closely working together with the participant teachers, innovative STEAM resources and pedagogies for school education making student learning more inspiring and meaningful. To do this, STEAM-Connect inspires to utilise a range of open and innovative practices through mostly open-source or affordable digital tools such as GeoGebra, Sonic Pi, Raspberry Pi, as well as new technologies such as 3D printing, Augmented and Virtual Realities, and robotics etc. The project team already has extensive experiences in research and development of digital resources and tools.
In addition, we aim to utilise Arts-related pedagogies to foster learning in schools. Finally, through getting experiences in STEAM education development as well as immersing teachers in educational and design research their teaching profile and professional prestige are being raised so as the teachers’ who get involved in STEAM-Connect related activities besides the project participants.
Coordinator: UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG, www.uni.lu
UNIVERSITAT LINZ, Austria, www.jku.at
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO, Italy, www.unito.it
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE, Slovakia, http://www.uniba.sk
Experience Workshop ay, Finland, www.experienceworkshop.org