H5P Tasks

H5P tasks are included in the Learning Units of the LearnSTEM Pedagogical Model.
H5P tasks are interactive, engaging, and versatile digital content created for educational purposes. They encompass various formats like quizzes, interactive videos, simulations, and more. H5P tasks enhance learning by promoting active participation and can be easily integrated into online courses and websites.
Here is the link to the website: https://h5p.org/

TPM2: Development Conference, Paderborn, Germany

The second transnational partner meeting of LearnSTEM was taking place from 29th to 31st August 2023 at the University Paderborn in Germany.
„The LearnSTEM Development Conference!“, as was the title of this meeting, was mainly about developing Work Package 2 – LearnSTEM Pedagogical Model. The partners discussed the tasks in order to develop the design of the model and the learning units.
There was also a discussion about upcoming tasks of Work Package 3 – LearnSTEM Teacher Training Programme.
The meeting helped bring all partners on the same page and clarify the plan for the coming weeks and months of the project.

Pedagogical Principles Approach

Pedagogical Principles Approach is incorporated into the Learning Units of the LearnSTEM Pedagogical Model. The Pedagogical Principles Approach is a learner-centered teaching method rooted in educational theory. It prioritizes active learning, critical thinking, and adaptability, aligning teaching strategies with learners‘ needs and fostering a deeper understanding of subject matter. The approach promotes complex, process-oriented, social, practical, and holisitic learning.

Learning Cycle Approach

In the LearnSTEM Pedagogical Model, the Learning Cycle Approach is used. The Learning Cycle Approach in STEM is a dynamic method that engages students in hands-on exploration, reflection, and application. It encourages curiosity and critical thinking by emphasizing the stages of five e: engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and evaluation. This approach fosters a deeper understanding of STEM concepts and promotes problem-solving skills. By immersing students in active learning experiences, it not only enhances their knowledge but also nurtures a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Learning Cycle Approach in STEM is the path to transforming learners into innovative thinkers and problem solvers.

STEM and Sustainability

The LearnSTEM Pedagogical Model integrates sustainability and ecology into the learning content. It is important to integrate these topics into STEM lessons, because STEM and sustainability are inseparable partners in building a more eco-conscious world. Through STEM, we develop eco-friendly technologies, renewable energy sources, and innovative conservation methods. Scientists, engineers, and mathematicians collaborate to address pressing environmental issues, mitigating climate change, preserving biodiversity, and creating a greener future. That’s why it’s so important to raise awareness of these issues in secondary schools and get students interested in them.

TPM1: Kick-Off Meeting, Konya, Turkiye

The first transnational partner meeting took place on 25th April 2023 in Konya, Turkiye. Thanks to the great motivation of the project partner and all participants, essential building blocks were set and the LearnSTEM project was successfully launched.

STEM in secondary schools

STEM education in secondary schools is the gateway to a world of possibilities. It equips students with essential skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. By engaging in hands-on STEM activities, students not only prepare for future careers but also gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. Encouraging STEM in secondary schools fosters innovation and cultivates the next generation of scientists, engineers, and inventors. It’s a vital investment in our future, ensuring that students are ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities of an ever-evolving, technology-driven world. STEM in secondary schools is the foundation for brighter tomorrows.

Online Kick-Off Meeting

Today, the first joint online meeting of the partners from LearnSTEM took place. The project partners introduced themselves and their organisations and were able to get to know each other. Thus, the project has started successfully!