Unfortunately we have to CANCEL our Learn STEM Conference on 26th of March 2020 and postpone it due to the virus covid-19:
At the moment, it is most important to fight against the further spreading of covid-19 and to avoid any social contacts and meetings. Please take care and stay well!
Our kind offer: Join instead our free Online Course on innovative STEM education: www.competencedevelopment.eu
A new date for the Learn STEM Conference will be published hopefully soon here on our website.
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 already 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.
The Learn STEM workshop at the LINQ 2019 Conference was a huge success!
Around 100 pre-service and in-service teachers and headmasters were attending LINQ 2019 taking place on 22nd of November 2019 in the Niekee school in Roermond. The interactive Learn STEM session was attracting most of the conference participants leading to lively discussions about the Learn STEM Pedagogical Model and its usage and adaptation.
All presentations and video recordings from LINQ 2019 are already available online at: http://2019.learning-innovations.eu/proceedings-presentations-and-videos-are-online
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.
Learn STEM has developed several tools for the application of the Learn STEM Pedagogical Model:
The Inquiry Learning Package provides tools and examples for Innovative STEM Learning and Teaching and in particular for the application of Learn STEM.
You can find more information about the Learn STEM Inquiry Learning Package and download it here.
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.
The Learn STEM Pedagogical Model is shaping:
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