From STEM to STEAM Education: a New Learning Approach

Description

Concept by Alessandro Pumpo

To keep pace with complex societies and jobs, educational environments should provide students with learning opportunities that integrate a variety of disciplines and skills.

There has been an increased investment in multidisciplinary initiatives in schools, but those activities are rarely planned properly, or sometimes they focus just on scientific subjects.

In addition, teachers sometimes feel like they lack the tools to organize their teaching so that learners can actually access content from broader, multidisciplinary perspectives.

This course aims to tackle the need for more complete multidisciplinary learning activities, and for the acquisition of 21st-century skills by introducing the participants to STEAM education.

Participants will learn how to involve students in useful and stimulating learning activities, in which Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (the basic components of STEM education) connect with the Arts in a broader sense.

Through STEAM, students can explore and experience the relationships between school subjects and real life, and have more chances for cross-disciplinary dialogue, inquiry, and problem-solving.

In this course, participants will acquire a practical understanding of what STEAM really is, how it differs from STEM, and how their own learning environments could incorporate STEAM activities effectively.

Participants will explore STEAM-style exercises and will collaborate to develop both “hard” and “soft” skills at the intersection between STEM subjects and Arts & Design.

By the end of this course, participants will have developed their own novel strategies and activities to incorporate STEAM learning into their classrooms.

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning outcomes 

The course will help the participants to:   

  • Identify the key features of STEM and STEAM;
  • Define learning objectives that integrate STEM and Art & Design subjects to increase student engagement in learning; 
  • Connect and relate different subjects through creative STEAM activities, based on real-life and concrete experiences; 
  • Build an authentic STEAM lesson;
  • Trust the importance of play, fun, and engagement in learning; 
  • Incorporate art and design-related skills into the general learning environment and curriculum. 

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & improving your teaching

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities; 
  • Icebreaker activities. 

Improving your teaching

  • Introduction to STE(A)M;
  • How to improve teaching; 
  • Teacher as a trainer; 
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Starting a STEAM program

  • How to start a STEAM program in your class;  
  • Individual and group practical activities;  
  • Cases presentation.

Day 3 – Practical activities

Day 4 – Individual and group work

Day 5 – Work session

  • Design and Technology and Work session: preparation of Masterpiece.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion; 
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities. 

Upcoming confirmed sessions

LocationDatesStatusEnrol
Nice24-29 Jun 2024ConfirmedBook »
Athens8-13 Jul 2024ConfirmedBook »
Berlin15-20 Jul 2024ConfirmedBook »

Dates and locations

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Amsterdam

Price: 580€*

Athens

Price: 480€*

Athens, Greece

Cultural Activities

A ticket to the Museum of Acropolis
A two-day hop-on hop-off bus tour

OID: E10333773 480€*

Barcelona

Price: 480€*

Berlin

Price: 480€*

Nice

Price: 480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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Reviews about this course

Daniel Garcia Martinezfrom Spain
5 stars

My trainer made the course a really enjoyable experience, not only for her valuable and useful knowledge about the subjects, but also because she is an easy-going person who has the ability to create a friendly atmosphere that improves and enhances learning. I will recommend Europass Teacher Academy and this course to my school colleagues for sure!

Fidan Gojayeva
5 stars

I don't have a favourite part of the course as I enjoyed everything, to be honest. Our trainer's approach to us was very professional.She encouraged us to share our opinions and discussed with us all the topics in details.We practised all that we learned at the lessons. I have learnt lots of new things and gave a new shape of my previous knowledge.Thank you so much for being very supportive and kind. I highly appreciate your attitude towards us.

Matilde Emilie Møller Jakobsenfrom Denmark
5 stars

I loved that we could share and talk with other people from other countrys. I was very educational and we got a lot of new tools for STEAM.

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