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Developing a STEAM Roadmap for Science Education in Horizon Europe

Project description

A roadmap to encourage interest in STEAM through arts

Encouraging young people to pursue scientific careers is crucial for the EU’s technological and economic competitiveness. The EU-funded Road-STEAMer project will create a STEAM roadmap for science education in Horizon Europe, providing guidance to the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation on how to foster greater interest in STEM through the integration of artistic and creative thinking. The project will promote collaboration and cocreation with stakeholders from science education, research, innovation and creativity and will emphasise the importance of educational practice. It will also leverage the power of STEAM approaches to bridge the gap between open science and open schooling by integrating both mentalities and practices.

Objective

"The overall aim of the proposed project is to develop a STEAM roadmap for science education in Horizon Europe, i.e. a plan of actions that will provide guidance to EU's key funding programme for research and innovation on how to encourage more interest in STEM through the use of artistic approaches involving creative thinking and applied arts (the ""A"" in ""STEAM""). The consortium aims to provide Europe with this roadmap, through: 1) Collaboration and co-creation with the stakeholder communities of science education, research, innovation and creativity, through intensive exchange, dialogue and mutual learning among them which will produce better knowledge and shared understandings of the relevant opportunities, challenges and needs; 2) A bottom-up approach emphasizing educational practice and practitioners' agency rather than high-level conceptualizations of STEAM and generic top-down plans (in reality often just vague statements of intention) for its adoption in science education; and 3) A specific focus on ways to leverage the power of STEAM approaches, as manifested through exemplary cases and best practices, in order to enable a bridging of open science and open schooling mentalities and practices, which can catalyse an increased impact for science education as a crucial tool for addressing Europe?s current scientific and societal challenges. The originality of Road-STEAMer resides in its overall approach to the development of the STEAM roadmap that will triangulate the knowledge gained from the stakeholder engagement and the analysis of the STEAM practices with the knowledge produced from the analysis of the current educational policies, contexts and frameworks."

Coordinator

THE LISBON COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS ASBL
Net EU contribution
€ 239 375,00
Address
RUE DE LA LOI 155 RESIDENCE PALACE IPC
1040 Bruxelles / Brussel
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
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Total cost
€ 239 375,00

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