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We add value to STEM with animals

Picture provided by the author, attribution CC-BY In this blog post, Rukiye Akyol talks about an eTwinning project in which she participated with eighteen teachers from five countries (Turkey, Malta, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, North Macedonia). The aim of the project was to learn about animals and environmental issues through...

Sentence-based sound teaching method for first reading and writing in education

Turkish teachers have been using the “sentence-based sound teaching method” to teach reading and writing since few years now. This method allows teachers to get familiar with new techniques and find a better approach to each of their students. It enables teachers to show students how meaningful the sound is by...

Transformative Education: STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals

Adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Education 2030 Framework Action, is coordinated by the UNESCO Education Agency and aims to “provide equal and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” UNESCO’s report...

Food Defenders: Make the Waste Worth the Taste

Introduction The project Food Defenders: Make the Waste to Worth the Taste, was designed and applied during the school year 2021-2022. In this project, four Kindergartens from Greece, nine teachers and 109 children participated. The mascot of the programme Foxie Planet invited students to adopt new attitudes towards food...

The Importance of STEM Education in Primary Schools

Students’ perception is one of the most important nuances in primary school. Perception occurs with the activity of developing students. The task and the environment need to be expanded and developed along with the information they obtain. It is recommended that the STEM method, which has been popular in...

Hey Mars, wait for us!

It is a STEAM project that includes multidisciplinary topics about Mars. Students did brainstorming and shared ideas on how it would be possible to form a liveable life on it. There are many aims, such as: improving language skills, creating awareness about Mars and building friendships among the students...

Be a scientist for a day: the International Masterclasses program for high school students

What if your physics lesson is not just about sliding blocks of wood, light bulbs strung together, and steam pistons? Imagine being young students passionate about science and for one day your teachers let you live the experience of being a real scientist dealing with real data! Thanks to...