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!
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.
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.
The first design and structure developed by Christian M Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands and Guido van Dijk from the Agora schools was discussed with all Learn STEM partners. It starts with the defined Learn STEM vision, mission and main objectives. The main basis are three dimensions on principles, processes and personas.
Currently all the feedbacks and further amendments are integrated into a new version. A further section is planned for the adaptation and usage with a special focus on two topic interesting for STEM education: Robotics and Internet of Things (IoT).
The Learn STEM initiative was launched at the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL).
School teachers and researchers from six countries came together from 22nd to 24th of November 2017. “It is my great pleasure to kick-off the Learn STEM initiative here in our Open University”, said Christian M. Stracke, the coordinator from the Welten Institute of the OUNL. During the intensive three days, all Learn STEM founding members cooperated strongly to define first activities and targets. Read more →