Scientix webinar: Start to STEM
Event type: webinar
Target group: counsellors, educational authorities, industry, policy makers, researchers, teachers
Topic: applied sciences, materials sciences, science education
Register for the webinar here!
The webinar takes place in the Scientix online meeting room on 29 March 2018 at 17:00 Central European Time. After registration, you will receive an email with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
Starting with a short introduction to the educational principles of STEM@School pedagogy, the presenters illustrate how these principles are implemented in STEM@School learning modules. The key idea is to increase the relevance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by paying more attention to the mutual integration of various disciplines in STEM education.
In a dynamic format, this webinar provides schools with a roadmap for implementing STEM@School, thus challenging students from 9th to 11th grade with regard to STEM disciplines. The presenters explain some of the scientific results of the STEM@School project. Finally, they discuss the prerequisites and possible constraints for a successful implementation of STEM@School pedagogy.
About the presenters:
Prof. Wim Dehaene is professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). His technical specialisation is integrated circuit design. He is also involved in several projects focusing on the improvement of technical skills and insights of pupils in Flemish schools and teaches two courses on specific didactics for technical education in secondary schools. Prof. Dehaene is coordinator of the SBO-project STEM@School, which is a large-scale research project funded by the Flemish Government.
Ms Gerda Somers graduated in mathematics in 1981 and has been a teacher of mathematics ever since. She has been actively involved in projects focusing on innovative didactical methods and on the exchange of learning materials (e.g. ENIS, MELT). Ms Somers has been involved in the STEM@School project from the very beginning as a co-developer of the learning materials and as the STEM coordinator at Heilig Hart Instituut Heverlee.