In an increasingly technical and specialized world, the need of a scientific and technologically literate citizenship has never been greater. Understanding the principles underlying scientific and technological knowledge and the practices and processes related to it is crucial to critical thinking and active collaboration in the problems of today’s society. Nevertheless, numerous reports warn about the incapacity of the educational system to offer quality scientific and technological education able to respond to such demands. (European Commission, 2015; OECD, 2005, 2006; Osborne y Dillon, 2008;UNESCO, 2008)
As a result, the European Union elaborates the report “Science education for a responsible citizenship” (UE, 2015) emphasising the need to teach sciences from a multidisciplinary STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) that can contribute to our understanding and knowledge of problem solving as well as to guarantee equal opportunities for all students to excel at science learning. STEM Education implies:
That is, STEM education is a model aimed to collaborate with promote and improve the study of the different disciplines its name stands for, specially focusing on their relevance and social responsibilities.
STEAM education guarantees the transversal aspects of education in order to achieve a greater contextualization and significant learning.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
The motto of this course is “Learning by Doing”.
We will make a tour through all the fields forming STEAM education and we will develop several multidisciplinary projects in relation to specific fields.
At the end of the course, participants will have created their own STEAM project based on a curricular subject and using the necessary programming tools and/or game.
The skills acquired by the participants can be useful for:
100% funded by the Erasmus+
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