Intellectual Outputs

Accounting for diversity and accessibility in European STEM classrooms

A publication in (a) which recent challenges in project partner countries (CY, EL, FIN, EE, PT) will be identified and (b) Adapting Criteria & Instructional Design of the AR/MR LOs within Remote/Local Labs will be developed under the view of the IBSE approach with respect to diversity. The Enlivened Laboratory Methodological Guidelines (ELMG), Learning Objects (LOs), and Lesson Plans (LPs) created during EL-STEM project will be screened to account for diversity and accessibility in the classroom and the need to engage both male and female students, as well as students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and with disabilities. The innovation of the IO lies in the combination of IBSE approach and new AR/MR technologies within the educational process to improve 12-18 years old students’ performance and attitudes and to reduce disparities in science and mathematics outcomes between different EU countries.

Lead: Tartu Ulikool

Enlivened Laboratory Methodological Guidelines (ELMG)

A multilingual publication providing Methodological Guidelines which will be primarily addressed to secondary education teachers across Europe on how to apply the methodology of the Enlivened Laboratories (EL-STEM), in order to create their own Lesson Plans and AR/MR LOs within STEM related courses.

The guidelines will constitute an innovative IBSE approach for teachers on addressing the main target group (students aged 12-18) with respect to diversity and accessibility, by providing attractive STEM education and training programmes, in line with their individual needs and expectations.

Lead: European University Cyprus

The Enlivened Laboratories Library and toolkits

The Enlivened Laboratories Library will be an Open Educational Resource for teachers and
students across Europe and beyond to visit, learn, enjoy and contribute. The aim is to augment the AR/MR experience with rich media content, increasing engagement in STEM education. The platform will be initially seeded with AR/MR contents produced by the project’s staff, but will soon become a dynamic portal integrating new AR/MR contents produced by teachers and students using the relative studio. It will also host the social
communication tools to foster the creation of EU communities of “AR STEM Teachers” and “AR STEM Students”. Social media style tools will be offered for end-users to interact with each other, allowing them to comment, share, provide feedback, etc.

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Lead: Open University of Cyprus

Multilingual Blended teachers’ training curriculum

A blended Training Curriculum for lower and upper secondary education teachers in Europe will be developed and pilot tested during EL-STEM project. More than 60 teachers will be trained (a) locally in CY, EL, FIN & EE, (b) remotely, through the available online material and the online Community of “AR STEM teachers” and (c) both (blended). This curriculum will aim at developing teachers’ knowledge and skills in teaching and learning using the EL-STEM approach.

Lead: European University Cyprus

Multilingual Augmented/Mixed Reality Learning Objects (LOs) for Remote and/or Local Laboratories within STEM courses

Augmented/Mixed Reality Learning Objects (LOs) for Remote and/or Local Laboratories within STEM courses will be initially created by the project partners in order to be used during the blended teachers’ training events. The main STEM subject(s) (specific unit of the existing curriculum) that will consist the content of the LO(s) used during teachers’ training events will be decided by the project partners. Adapting Criteria & Instructional Design under the view of the IBSE approach with respect to diversity will be taken into consideration. Teachers will be trained not only on how to use AR/MR LOs within the educational process but also, on how to design and create them using appropriate tools.

Lead: Doukas Ekpaideftiria AE

Enlivened Laboratories Lesson Plans

After the completion of the blended teachers’ training events, Enlivened Laboratories Lesson Plans (LPs) will be designed and created by the trained teachers based on O1 and O2 instructions. The methods and strategies of teaching described within the LPs will not only present the methodological aspects, but also the practical situations of learning. The activities will be detailed in terms of students’ activities and teachers’ activities, including the AR/MR LOs in Remote/Local Laboratories suggested. The assessment methods and tools will be created based on the achievement scales used to provide information about the students’ progress and educational achievement to educators, parents or policymakers.

Lead: Helsingin Yliopisto