Descriptor: physics, technology
- Age: > 12
- Project: Mediatheque of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Description:Scientific imaging prepares the way for discoveries in medicine, biology, chemistry, astronomy and many more disciplines.
STIMEY takes STEM education forward.
In order to bring science and society closer together in Europe, thus increasing the continent’s international competitiveness, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education must be more relatable to European youth and their everyday life.
The STIMEY (Science, Technology, Innovation, Mathematics, Engineering for the Young) project researches and develops a hybrid educational environment with multi-level components that are being designed and developed based on a well-researched pedagogical framework. The aim is to make STEM education more attractive to young people aged 10 to 18 in this digital era. This environment combines components from the social media, robotic artefacts and radio in order to educate, engage and increase students’ interest in STEM education and careers from a young age. Additionally, it offers educators necessary modern tools to deliver STEM education in an attractive and engaging manner in or out of class. What is more, it enables parents to keep track of their children’s education, and collaborate with their teachers on their development. Finally, STIMEY’s open platform allows businesses to invest in the growth of youth talents and skills in line with economic and labour market needs through entrepreneurial tools and competitions.
Thus, with the help of STIMEY, universities, schools, teachers, students, parents, and businesses come together to complete a circle in which STEM becomes part of the daily life of European youth through a hybrid educational environment that also prepares them for future careers.
Country: Belarus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Spain
Coordinator: University of Cádiz, http://www.uca.es/es/
Programme: Horizon 2020
Target groups: education authorities, general public, industry, parents, policy makers, primary school students, researchers, secondary school students, teachers, university lecturers, vocational school students, youth clubs, other
Topic: Biology, Computer science, Earth science, Engineering, Environmental sciences, Gender in STEM, Information technology, Maths, Physics, Technology, Education, Other
Start year: 2016
End year: 2019
Contact person: Alecia Reid Email info (at) stimey.eu
The main idea of the STIMEY project is to unify under one roof: an open source platform, STEM education, communication, intrinsic and extrinsic motivational tools, social media concepts, and gaming based on a pedagogical framework, while simultaneously considering gender issues and combining interfaces with multiple languages. These elements are aimed at increasing European youth’s interest, engagement and involvement in learning, careers and entrepreneurial activities related to STEM. In general, the hybrid STIMEY environment is developed by combining the following factors:
The overall objective of the STIMEY project is to contribute to the competitiveness of the European Union’s economy, with results that equip young people from ages 10 to 18 with the capacities to become highly competent in STEM subjects and be motivated to pursue STEM careers.
The specific objectives, stemming from the general goal, are to:
On a larger scale, the STIMEY project aims at “bridging the gap between education, research and innovation in the commercial sphere, and improving communication between the teaching and research world, the business world and the wider economy”, which is the key challenge identified in the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education & Training (ET 2020; 2009/C 302/03, p. 2).
The STIMEY concept offers teachers a novel method to introduce new exercises, new approaches and teaching/learning technologies, stimulate and motivate students, change the learning atmosphere in the classroom, give feedback to students individually based on their portfolios and progress, communicate and collaborate with other teachers, and stay in contact with parents and wider society.
STIMEY also provides teachers with necessary modern tools in order to teach STEM topics in an attractive and engaging manner in-class or remotely, while also following up on their students’ progress. Furthermore, STIMEY enables parents to keep track of their children’s progress, and easily communicate with their teachers to collaborate on the children’s development. Moreover, the open platform allows organisations (whether for-profit or non-profit, governmental or non-governmental) to invest in the development of the students’ talents and skills in line with economic and labour market needs through entrepreneurial tools, activities and competitions.
Descriptor: engineering, information and communications technology (ICT), mathematics, technology
Description:This report sets the scene on how STEM education can improve students' learning outcomes and skills development -with the help of ICT- and how business can support the educational community in these developments. The research needed for this report was...
Descriptor: applied sciences, astronomy, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, ecology, electronics, energy, engineering, food technology, genetics, geography, geology, information and communications technology (ICT), mathematics, optics, physics, space exploration, technology, zoology
Description:Publication that compiles the workshops, experiments and demonstrations carried out during the “Finde Científico 2017” (<em>Scientific Weekend</em>) event.
Descriptor: agriculture, biology, botany, ecology, zoology
Description:Polinizapp is a game that simulates the pollination process of flowers in nature. The player becomes a pollinating insect with two objectives: to get life and to accumulate points. Life is produced by contact with the flowers, since they have pollen and...
Descriptor: astronomy, computer science, information and communications technology (ICT), mathematics, physics
Description:This book gives access to the bank of activities and teaching resources based on the movies studied during the project. The basic purpose is to help teachers to teach maths through movies.
Descriptor: educational sciences, equal opportunities
Description:This Teacher Professional Development programme provides teachers with tools to reflect on gender and the opportunity to change their practice to become more gender inclusive in their teaching.
Descriptor: aeronautics, astronomy, physics, space exploration
Description:Students build their own satellite using household materials. Through the process, they learn about satellites and their functions.
Descriptor: astronomy, physics, space exploration
Description:What is a star and what shape is it? Students explore both artistic and scientific representations of stars, and learn that stars are like the sun but much further away and make their own star hat.
Descriptor: astronomy, physics, space exploration
Description:Street lights of the same type will look brighter when they are close to you, and less bright when they are farther away. The same applies to astronomical objects: a given star will look brighter to a nearby observer than to an observer far away. In both...
Descriptor: chemistry, earth sciences, physics
Description:When you add water to effervescent (fizzy) tablets or baking powder, bubbles are formed: a gas is produced. You can use this gas to inflate a balloon without blowing it up yourself. What kind of gas is it? Let us collect this gas and analyse it through...
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