EL-STEM

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Full project title
Enlivened Laboratories within STEM Education
Project acronym
EL-STEM
Coordinator/applicant
European University Cyprus
Country of coordinator’s
or applicant’s residence
Greece
Contact person
Ilona-Elefteryja Lasica
E-mail address
Programme/fund
Erasmus+
Project duration
01.09.2017 - 30.06.2020
Project weblinks
EU project community
Project description
EL-STEM developed, pilot tested, and implemented an innovative in-service teacher training program, that offered EU secondary school STEM teachers with high quality professional development on how to effectively embed AR into instruction. The program provided an innovative Methodological Framework and related AR/MR Learning Resources that equipped teachers with a wealth of practical experiences and methods of IBSE that can help foster children’s learning and motivation towards STEM-related studies and careers. EL-STEM aims at fostering an innovation “ecosystem” that will facilitate more effective and efficient user-centric design and use of AR/MR resources for personalised STEM learning and teaching. EL-STEM‘s priorities are summarized as follows: - strengthening current STEM curricula in secondary education with innovative methods and tools that can help raise students’ attitudes and levels of achievement in these disciplines; - addressing lack of interest concerning STEM studies and/or careers through outputs focused on developing innovative educational approaches and learning material to increase students’ motivation in choosing STEM fields of study and/or profession; - training and motivating secondary school teachers to effectively integrate innovative technologies, with core STEM curricular ideas, so as to transform the classroom into a smart-learning environment; - increasing quality of education, training and youth work in EU and beyond: combining higher levels of excellence and attractiveness; enhancing education, training and youth systems to be better aligned to the needs and opportunities offered by labour market, and more closely linked to business and community.