CHOICE State-of-the-Art and Reflective Practice Case-study Compendium now available in 5 languages.
CHOICE aims to motivate more young people, and especially girls, to choose STEM careers through the creation of an innovative cross-disciplinary STE(A)M approach to education that incorporates Art, creativity and innovation into STEM subjects.
To achieve this, the project first conducted an analysis of existing initiatives, best practices and attitudes of students and educators towards STE(A)M in educational contexts producing the following results:
National reports summarising local and regional initiatives and best practices, as well as students’ attitudes and teachers’ approaches to STEM subjects
A State of the Art study serving as a comparative report summarising key findings in each implementing country, as well as a comprehensive overview of the initiatives and good practices in place in all partner countries.
A Reflective Practice Case-study Compendium that functions as a collection of case-studies discussed during the reflective groups that were conducted in each implementing country with representatives from businesses, Higher Education Institutions and local authorities as participants.
All three reports are now available in 5 languages (English, Italian, French, Spanish and Greek) and are openly accessible to the public here.
After reviewing our findings, there is a need to reinforce teachers’ digital skills and to implement an interdisciplinary methodology instead of the current traditional model, which seems to be unattractive to most students and to hinder their learning.
Our results will lay the basis for a Conceptual Framework for reforming STEM curricula that is currently being developed. It will outline the main challenges and needs related to the current STEM teaching methodology and a strategy to address them. In addition, this Framework will serve as the starting point for the design process of our Open Educational Resources (OERs) on STE(A)M approaches.