Collaborative problem-solving through multidisciplinary & phenomenon-based learning
STEAM-ing Up Learning: Motivation by Innovation in Action
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) integration in learning is becoming increasingly important worldwide. STEAM in today’s European schools represents a dynamically developing, but largely unexplored field. The development of collaborative and inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinary problem-solving capabilities, which enable students to discover unexpected connections between different aspects of various complex phenomena, is not only an effective tool, but one of the most important goals of today’s learning societies.
ACTIVITY 1: BODIES IN ACTION – MATHS IN MOTION (45 mins)
In this activity, we give you a snapshot on how body movement and dance can be implemented to learn abstract topics even in mathematics. Our workshop is based on the main results of the “Maths in Motion” (MiM) Erasmus+ educational project (2017-2019), which was led by Experience Workshop in Finland.
ACTIVITY 2: GIANTILES (45 mins)
Experience Workshop’s tiling activities integrating mathematics, art, culture, and real life. Our repertoire includes a growing collection of associated educational tools as well as experience- oriented pedagogical methods for teaching tessellations in a transdisciplinary STEAM framework. Our tools are designed to support the development of patterning abilities, the experiential understanding of symmetry and related transformations, and their transposition into problem-solving in mathematics, in arts and design, in real-life situations, and in intercultural topics.
ACTIVITY 3: WE ARE MORE TOGETHER! COLLABORATIVE FRACTAL (45 mins)
We need everyone’s contribution to get this giant 4D Frame fractal done! Let’s see how far we can get together in space and how creativity can transform the result.
Other methods and tools in multidisciplinary teaching and learning – Introduction of further opportunities with Experience Workshop’s Multidisciplinary Toolkits (30min)