Archive for March, 2016

STEM in Pre-school, one experience in a school of Portugal

We know that the use of technology have an impact on society, education and consequently in pre-school education. The internet, computers and mobile devices, particularly tablets and smartphones, achieved a huge popularity in recent years due to its great versatility and multifunctionality increasingly being used naturally in the day...

Developing Key Competencies for Sustainable Development Among STEM Teachers

Image: Macrovector_jpeg (2) Science and technology are the crucial structural driving forces in all societal spheres. Sustainable development is the ethically founded response to a worldwide process in which not only research is carried out more and more on the basis of private and economic interests, but also the shaping...

Interconnection of Inquiry Based Learning Activities and Felder-Silverman Learning Styles Model for STEM Education

Image: shutterstock_228482407 According to the previous blog, Lithuanian Intelligent Future School (IFS) project is aimed mainly at improving the quality and effectiveness of STEM education. According to IFS concept, after implementing integrated learner profiles, ontologies-based personalized recommender systems should be created to suggest learning components (learning objects, activities, methods, tools,...

Why do gadgets replace specialized equipment in STEM classrooms? 

Picture: PureSolution_jpeg How has classroom equipment evolved? Specialized equipment has been an essential part of education processes for ages. Dummy swords in medieval ages, wooden toys, later dice, globes, maps had become essential part of learning and training. When the classroom emerged as a learning environment, some of its physical...

Stay up-to-date with new teaching trends!

Image: shutterstock_118347970 Being a STEM teacher means to know more than students do and it puts demands on teachers not to stop educating themselves. In the net of all on-line and on-spot courses it is sometimes difficult to distinguish among the numerous possibilities of being „tuned up“. I personally like the current...

Mindstorm to Brainstorm – An example of cooperation between European Schools in STEM education

Over the recent years, the introduction of robots in learning situations (Educational Robotics) has established itself as an emerging pedagogical tool in addressing various curriculum subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Technology Education or even expressions and Arts) in different age levels particularly in universities, polytechnics and vocational education which are held...