Online European Charter for STEAM Education Event Invitation
On behalf of the IN2STEAM Project Consortium, we extend the invitation to join our “Online European Charter for STEAM Education” event which will take place on 13 April 2022.
The “European Charter for STEAM Education” aims to raise attention on the importance of interdisciplinary learning approaches of combining arts and science disciplines. The Charter contains recommendations for decision makers in school education.
The document will contain:
- guidelines in pedagogical methods on how to effectively measure behavioural change in pupils, with an emphasis on girls, in primary school using the STEAM approach tested by the project;
- an impact report containing an evaluation of learning outcomes and the impact on teachers and students, concerning the acquisition of key competences and knowledge in STEAM;
- a charter targeted at decision makers in education to support integration of IN2STEAM outputs.
The charter will be planned in parallel sessions, covering the following topics:
- TOPIC 1- STEAM in Early School Education;
- TOPIC 2- Policies and Practices for STEAM and Gender Inclusive Education;
- TOPIC 3- Teacher Qualifications;
- TOPIC 4- Evaluation and assessment in STEAM.
The EU Charter organisers invite teachers, school leaders, policy makers, decision makers, educators, professionals from STEAM industry etc. to contribute to the discussions of the current situation, the challenges and needs and possible solutions and to the end-of-session reports.
The official language of the Charter Event is English. A consecutive translation service will be provided.
In order to accept this invitation, please complete the form on the following link: Click Here
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest.
Inspiring Next Generation of Girls through Inclusive STEAM
Learning in Primary Education (IN2STEAM)
The last 5 years have seen a decline of interest in STEM subjects, despite the increasing demand for STEM skills to keep Europe’s knowledge economy growing and to develop a future generation of innovators needed for the 21st Century (EU Schoolnet). Underrepresentation of women in STEM is highlighted by the fact that almost 60% of graduates are women, but women account for less than 33% of scientists/engineers. Factors are connected to the ways in which science subjects are taught, their influence and motivation on student’s attitude towards science education. The EU highlights a need for cross-discipline learning and partnerships as well as the acquisition of basic skills and new methodologies based on learning motivation and experimentation in STEM. Cross-sectorial approaches that incorporate the arts and other disciplines into the more-familiar STEM model can facilitate the engagement and the creativity of young girls in STEM fields.
Recognising this need, IN2STEAM aims to enhance, encourage and foster an innovative educational approach that integrates STEAM learning (i.e. applying art + design principles to science education) in primary education, through gender-inclusive methods and resources to promote a positive change of attitudes towards non–stereotyping choices in education and, as a result, attract more girls into STEM fields. As a 21st Century education strategy, the project aims to increase children’s basic skills in STEAM (such as creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving) and the competence development of teachers to effectively teach interdisciplinary art and science concepts, using a real-world context to foster more creative and collaborative learning environments in primary schools. To measure the impact on young girls using the IN2STEAM tested approach, an effective assessment behavioural change model (BAM) has been created by the partnership.