STEAM Education for a Reality Oriented and Fun Learning Environment

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Concept by: Alessandro Pumpo

Description

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art&Design and Math) is an educational framework that brings reality into the classroom by connecting different subjects together in a way that they will relate to both the real and business world and to each other. 

STEAM is the second step of STEM education, in which one incorporates the artistic and design-related skills and thinking processes to student-learning process. STEAM education provides an opportunity to formally teach in a fun environment showing the relationships between subjects and real-life, therefore increasing sense of motivation, self efficacy and problem solving skills. 

During the course teachers will explore STEAM-style exercises where they will be innovators / makers and work collaboratively in open workspaces, sharing ideas and intuitions with others, in an international stimulating environment. 
They will be offered to share ideas for cross-disciplinary dialogue, inquiry, and problem solving issues they encounter at school that may be treated through a STEAM action.

The course will propose a series of hands-on activities to develop skills related intersections between these content areas, group discussions and design thinking practices to train teachers to be able to use Steam framework once back in their schools.

Learning Outcomes 

The course will help the participants to:  
  • Be able to incorporate art and design-related skills into the general learning environment and curriculum.
  • Trust the importance of play, fun and engagement in learning.
  • Connect and relating different subjects through STEAM creative activities, based on real life and concrete experience.

Audience

  • Teachers: primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools. 

Head teacher of Arts and Wellbeing Courses: Susan Gagliano

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Barcelona

  • 16-21 December 2019
  • 20-25 January 2020
  • 17-22 February 2020
  • 16-21 March 2020
  • 20-25 April 2020
  • 18-23 May 2020
  • 15-20 June 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020
  • 16-21 November 2020

Next courses in Berlin

  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020
  • 5-10 October 2020
  • 2-7 November 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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