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