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STEM – Labyrinth (STEM Labyrinth as a method for increasing the level of knowledge through problem solving)

Project Duration: 2020 – 2022

The world has been changing rapidly, and the knowledge and skills acquired today are not foreseen to be sufficient while preparing our students for life. It is emphasized that the 21st century skills, such as digital skills, critical thinking, cooperation, problem solving, innovative and analytical thinking, are more than required.

In accordance with the priorities set by the European Commission, the STEM Labyrinth project is aimed to develop the so called “STEM skills” in students (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), which can be considered basic skills and are, for this, the main focus of our project.

With the project we would introduce a new and innovative approach in STEM education addressing Innovative practices in a digital era as priority. Project intends to develop an innovative STEM Labyrinth Method and design Mobile App, to create a transformative educational experience for high school students. The real-world problem scenarios will empower students for higher-order thinking and problem solving, preparing them to be competent and ready for their careers in the fast moving digital world.

The Consortium consisting of seven partner countries will develop four intellectual outputs:

1. Toolkit promoting STEM Education

2. Mobile Application STEM Labyrinth

3. Guidelines for STEM Educators

4. Training course for STEM Labyrinth method

The main output Mobile App would represent a virtual simulator of real-life problems asking learners to tackle a real-world problem and by doing that to gain knowledge through problem solving. Thus App STEM Labyrinth will put the students in the centre of a labyrinth and it will challenge them to begin solving problems and eventually reaching the solution. Through providing help at several stages, the app intends to increase the motivation and the students’ understanding of the problem. Apps will provide clues and paths towards solving the defined problems and a step-to-step approach that will grab the attention of students and inspire them to get excited about STEM.

The project will contribute to the process of teaching STEM by giving useful tools for the teachers to implement new teaching methods and materials that will encourage STEM teaching and empower youth and students to be problem solvers. It will also develop course plans and teacher training courses for STEM, targeting teachers at primary, lower secondary and upper secondary level within the area of STEM in schools’ European dimension by promoting closer relationships between teachers, schools and relevant stakeholders and policymakers.

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The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2020-1-PT01-KA201-078645