The online course "Learn STEM: Innovative pedagogy for STEM education" is available now: The European initiative Learn STEM invites all school teachers, headmasters and researchers to join and register for free. During four weeks, all participants can explore and discuss how to improve school education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The online course will start on Thursday, 26th of March 2020, registration is open now at: www.competencedevelopment.eu
In the first week, the Learn STEM online course will introduce and explain innovative STEM learning along the example of the Learn STEM Pedagogical Model. Weeks 2 and 3 are focusing learner- and teacher-centred STEM education and related methodologies, instruments and practical tips. Finally, week 4 will offer STEM assessment tools to support teachers as well as learners to measure their progress. Starting on 1st of March 2020, the introductory weeks are opening for getting together and familiar with the online environment.
Main goal of Learn STEM is to facilitate and support better STEM learning in secondary schools. Under the leadership of the coordinator Dr. Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands, Learn STEM brings together nine Partners from six European countries. They are collaborating for innovative STEM education and have developed the Learn STEM Pedagogical Model, the Inquiry learning package and a teacher training programme. In addition, Learn STEM aims at increasing the pupils' interest in STEM and building STEM competences. Therefore, Learn STEM designs and provides practical instruments and online tools for secondary schools to explore and solve real life questions.
All these contents and results are integrated in the open online learning environment and offered as a free online course for professional development and practice exchanges by teachers and headmasters. Learn STEM have developed them based on mixed methods research combining literature reviews, workshops, online surveys and interviews with teachers and headmasters from leading schools in innovative STEM education throughout whole Europe. All Learn STEM results and achievements are openly and freely available on the Learn STEM website online: http://www.Learn-STEM.org