On November 20th and 21st, INOVA + attended the kick-off meeting of the IN2STEAM project – Inspiring Next Generation of Girls through Inclusive STE(A)M Learning in Primary Education, in Palermo, Italy.
The consortium met at CESIE facilities to discuss and define the first steps for project development, namely the state of the art of the importance of STE(A)M in girls’ primary education, the guidelines for development of an online training curriculum and teacher’s toolkit, as well as building a “European Charter for STE(A)M Education” to raise attention on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in schools. More cross-cutting project topics such as financial issues, dissemination and project management were discussed to ensure project best practices.
IN2STEAM project aims to enhance, encourage and foster a more innovative educational approach that integrates STE(A)M learning (applying art and design principles to science education) in primary education through gender-inclusive methods and resources, as well as attract more girls into STEM fields. Furthermore, it aims to increase children’s basic skills in STE(A)M (creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving) and the competence development of teachers to effectively teach interdisciplinary art and science concepts using a real-world context for fostering more creative and collaborative learning environments in primary schools.
This project has an expertise consortium in the STE(A)M field, composed of six partners from six European countries: CESIE (IT), Danmar Computers SP ZOO (PL), INOVA+ (PT), 4Elementsnts (GR), CARDET (CY), and Asist Ogretim Kurumlari A.S. (TR).