STEM out of the box MOOC: a STEM approach to non-STEM subjects


Would you like to learn how to integrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in your lessons and help students develop deep scientific, mathematic, and problem-solving skills? Join this online course and learn how to introduce this way of thinking in early childhood education. Help your students develop solutions to open-ended real-world problems which will engage them in higher-order thinking and reasoning. You will explore practical STEM classroom activities and ideas, rooted in real-world problems. The course will guide you through teacher-created and tested lesson plans, resources, and challenges to increase students’ knowledge and skills needed for the future.


In the STEM out of the box MOOC, participants will:

  • Understand the value of STEM in the classroom, regardless of the age of the students or the subject.
  • Gain a well-rounded understating of the STEM skills needed for future careers.
  • Explore how to teach STEM in the Early Years, Primary and Secondary school in non-STEM lessons.
  • Learn about teaching STEM using real-life challenges and innovative pedagogies.

Date and registration

The course will be held online from 12 September to 19 October, with an estimated workload of 25 hours.

If you are an early-childhood educator or primary teacher interested in STEM or a secondary teacher who teaches a non-STEM subject (humanities, arts, literature and business studies), click the button below to join the MOOC.


Promotional Materials

Whether you are a course participant, a Ministry of Education, or a network organisation in the educational field: we welcome your support in spreading the message on this free online course.

To make communication as easy as possible, you can find materials to copy/paste on this page: visuals in various formats at the bottom of this page and social-media messages in the sidebar on the right.

If you prefer to receive all materials combined in a compressed folder, please click on the button below. This promotional pack (in English) includes a document with detailed information on how to promote the course in communications with your networks and audiences, as well as all visuals and suggested social media messages.

Promotional pack


Behind the MOOC

Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, promotes and supports a Europe-wide collaboration among STEM teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals.


This course has been developed by Scientix 4 (Grant agreement N. 101000063). Scientix has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme and is coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organizer, and it does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.


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Social media

Join us in the "STEM out of the Box" Facebook group or share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #STEMOutoftheBox.


Social media messages

Below are a few select social media messages you can copy directly from this page to use in your channels. Or you can click the button to download a Word document with many more messages, which include colorful emojis!

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  • The new @ScientixEU "STEM Out of the Box: a STEM approach to non-STEM subjects" MOOC is out! Step out of the box to discover how to bring STEM into your lessons. Register for this new online course and enhance your lessons:
  • Walk into the classroom and open the STEM box! In the new MOOC "STEM Out of the Box" you will learn how to integrate STEM into your lessons and help students develop scientific and problem-solving skills. Be one of the first to register here:


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  • Are you an early childhood educator who wants to start introducing STEM in your school? Join the new #STEMOutoftheBox MOOC and create learning scenarios that can be put into practice immediately:


Do you want to integrate your lessons with STEM topics and help students develop deep scientific, mathematical, and problem-solving skills?

Join the #Scientix “STEM Out of the Box: a STEM approach to non-STEM subjects” MOOC, helping early childhood educators and primary school teachers enhance their subjects with STEM topics.

Based on peer learning, the MOOC encourages participants to discuss, reflect and learn from other's ideas. At the end of the course, you will be able to create your own learning scenario and peer-reviewed your colleagues'.

Register for this new online course here: