Partnerships for Innovative STEM Teaching & Learning
This virtual event is an side event of the 7th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum), convened by ECOSOC. The theme of the STI Forum is closely aligned with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) taking place in July 2022.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
7:30 AM New York Time, 7:30 PM Singapore Time
Our societies face a technological revolution where IoT, Big Data and AI provide solutions that tackle global challenges, including climate change, food security or pandemic outbreaks. Although STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) skills are crucial for driving innovations and in high demand in the workforce, preparing innovative STEM professionals remains a challenge. Therefore, teaching and learning STEM embedded in real-life scenarios must start at an early education level to stimulate students’ curiosity in the subjects and possible future professional career paths, and to highlight the role of science for societal progress and sustainable development.
The webinar on “Partnerships for Innovative STEM Teaching & Learning” welcomed participants interested in secondary education, in particular in teacher training and teacher professionalisation. This webinar was based on the outcome of a pilot project “IoT, Big Data and AI: Innovating STEM Teaching Through Strengthening Teacher Professionalisation” which 5 secondary schools, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the EdTech company ScienceScope Ltd implemented in 2021 in the four Visegrad countries Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The project was funded under the Visegrad Fund. Read more about the project here.
At the webinar, educators and STEM experts shared examples of innovative STEM Teaching Modules and how the use of cutting-edge digital tools in their classrooms integrated the objectives of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), and also embraced teaching of the 21st Century Skills. These examples could serve as good practice models for educators in secondary schools across the globe.
At the end of the webinar, the Teacher Handbook “STEM and ESD: Innovating Teaching & Learning through IoT, Big Data & AI” was launched.
- HE Toru MORIKAWA, Executive Director, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
- Ms Leonie NAGARAJAN, Director, Education Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
- Ms Jyoti RAHAMAN, Project Executive, Education Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
- Dr David CRELLIN, CEO & Founder, ScienceScope Ltd, United Kingdom
- Mr Adam STEPINSKI, Copernicus Upper-Secondary School, Tarnobrzeg, Poland
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