Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching

European Schoolnet Academy


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This course is open to anybody interested in STEM subjects, however, it is mainly addressed to science, engineering, technology and math teachers, career advisers and school counselors.

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What you'll learn on the course

STEM Teaching

Course programme

 We will be launching the 2nd round of the “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching” course on 18th August 2014. If you missed the first round or you would like to revisit some of the topics, join us in this exciting learning story.

The “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching” course aims to provide teachers, school counsellors and career advisers with resources and ideas to increase pupils’ interest for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and careers. The course is designed in response to the worrying disengagement of young people from STEM subjects in school, and their decreasing interest in related careers.

The course is structured into 8 modules which develop a learning path from the analysis of the reasons behind pupils’ disaffection for STEM to the development and experimentations with innovative practices to overcome it.

The first 5 modules focus on motivating and engaging students in the STEM area through different approaches such as taking part in virtual visits to research centres and the use of virtual and remote labs and other innovative tools in the classroom. The last 3 modules explore career counselling aspects, providing guidance on how to inform pupils on STEM careers prospects and to support them in their choice.

The “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching” course will last 8 weeks and will be animated by a European Schoolnet panel of experts who will contribute to it with their specific expertise and will engage participants through collaborative activities.

At the end of the course you will receive an electronic certificate of participation.

Additional information

The course runs for eight weeks and requires about 2-3 hours per week