Scientix Topics Networking Event:

Innovative STEM teaching

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The STNS “Innovative STEM Teaching: What are the latest trends in STEM education” was held online on 12 October 2022.

“Innovative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)” is not easy to define, but we can distinguish several trends as far as innovation is concerned.

However, whether it is technology-supported innovation, an outreach programme, Integrated STEM teaching (i.e., STE(A)M) or any other methodology, a pedagogy-driven approach should be prioritized. Technology-supported innovations can only become relevant, meaningful, and sustainable if they provide efficient and convenient solutions to real educational needs. This is not only true for technology but also for all other innovative approaches.

Fifteen participants with experience in the topic joined this Science Topics Networking Seminar (STNS), including the Ministries of Education from Belgium (Flanders) and Finland, and Regional Directorate of Education of Western Greece, representatives from Microsoft, Lenovo, JA Europe and Educonsult and, as well as project representatives from Make it Open and SEEDS, and researchers from Hogeschool Odissee and Tampere University / The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), together with teachers with experience in the topic. In this seminar, participants explored what are the latest trends in STEM education.

The main aims of this STNS co-organized by Scientix, Make it Open and SEEDS were:

  • Exploring the latest trends in STEM education and how to implement them in the classroom.
  • Reflecting on the lessons learned from the experiences of teachers, researchers, industry partners, ministries of education and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide a platform for exchanging knowledge and build a community around the topic of innovation in STEM learning and teaching.
  • Agree on additional actions that could be taken to introduce innovative STEM approaches in schools.

The organisers collected ideas, comments and general conclusions agreed between participants during the workshop. The results of the discussion are published in a Scientix Observatory paper co-authored by all participants.


Presentations by the co-organisers

Guest presentations


The work presented in this document has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme – project Scientix 4 (Grant agreement N. 101000063), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). Make it Open has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 872106. SEEDS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101006251. 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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Time and date:

12 October 2022, 9:30-13:00 CEST




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