LINQ 2019: First announcement

The International Conference on Learning Innovations and Quality (LINQ) invites you:

The topic of LINQ 2019 is: Innovative School Education for Sustainable Development!

The LINQ 2019 Conference starts on Friday, 22nd of November 2019, at 09:30am with a welcome reception and plenary session (in English). After lunch break, you can select among parallel interactive sessions (in Dutch and in English) ending with a borrel (typical Dutch closing drink).

The LINQ 2019 Conference is organized by the Open Education research group of the Welten Institute from the Open University of the Netherlands (Dr. Christian M. Stracke) in collaboration with the Agora school in Roermond and Learn STEM.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at LINQ 2019 in Roermond soon!

More information at: www.learning-innovations.eu

Learn STEM – The Pedagogical Model

Learn STEM is the Pedagogical Model for Innovative STEM Learning and Teaching. It comprises a general framework for improving learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in secondary schools. It has been developed by nine partners from six European countries (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and Portugal), including experts with professional background in the field of teaching STEM, secondary schools, research, vocational education institutions and developers with technical knowledge and expertise.

You can find more information about the Learn STEM Pedagogical Model for Innovative STEM Learning and Teaching and download it here.

Contribute to our Learn STEM Surveys!

The European Alliance Learn STEM wants (1) to develop a Pedagogical Model that supports innovative STEM school education, (2) to define the needs of STEM teachers and (3) to design a Teachers’ Training Programme that will help to meet those needs.

Therefore, Learn STEM has started three surveys for STEM teachers, headmasters and learners.

Simply go to our online surveys here.

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EARLI Conference on Instructional Design

Around 100 researchers and practitioners were joining the bi-annual EARLI Conference on Instructional Design in 2018.

Learn STEM gained huge interest in talks with all participants interested in school innovations.

Many presentations were highlighting the need for new instructional design in primary and secondary schools.

Learn STEM contributes through the development of the Pedagogical Model for STEM education.

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Learn STEM at Seamless Learning Conference

We could present Learn STEM at the Seamless Learning Conference: The poster was attracting teachers from primary and secondary schools and leading to lively talks about innovative education.

Our approach for a new learner-centered pedagogical model introduced by Learn STEM coordinator Christian M. Stracke achieved huge interest.

“We need more inter-disciplinary school innovations” was the consensus among discussants.

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Learn STEM meeting in Rome

All Learn STEM partners were meeting in Rome on 14th and 15th of May 2018 and discussing the Learn STEM Pedagogical Model.

The major objective for the first year has achieved huge progress during the last months: Main reason is the in-depth research and the discussions with experts and teachers from the practice.

Consequently it was improved step by step leading to more than 30 versions.

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Structure of Learn STEM Pedagogical Model is fixed

The structure of our Learn STEM Pedagogical Model is fixed! It is based on five key aspects:

  • Complex
  • Process-oriented
  • Holistic
  • Practical
  • Social

All Learn STEM partners have agreed in consensus after a long development process: It was based on the findings from the desktop research as well as the discussions with teachers from practice.

The Learn STEM Pedagogical Model is documented in the latest version 18: It is planned that it be finalized until Fall 2018.