The CREATEskills project is designed to develop and implement innovative teaching and learning practices, tools and methodologies in EU primary schools for the establishment of STEM studio classrooms, improving the quality and relevance of the learning process in primary education, more specifically regarding the attractiveness of STEM subjects. Through hands-on activities and based on the logic framework the Social Learning Theory, CREATEskills will contribute to the development of the 21st century skills among students. The target group will be primary school students (6-12 years of age), teachers and parents. We would also like to reach out to the wider community, namely science-related Researchers and Organizations, establishing a bridge between schools and work environments.
The project will develop, test and implement a methodology for STEM Education in primary schools including a Toolkit with STEM teaching materials for primary school teachers available in all partner languages (and English) and a Web-Platform with a Virtual “Teachers Room”, Virtual Library for resources, a Photo Gallery with home activities and DIY projects for children and family.
Through these activities, the project will contribute to the current EU school context, by:
- Promoting inter-disciplinary pedagogical approaches, through the collaborative development and implementation of a STEM related methodology for primary students (Toolkit);
- Increasing primary teacher’s involvement in experimental education by testing and using the Toolkit and engaging in several activities of the project.
- Promoting critical thinking and 21st century skills at an early childhood education (Toolkit, DIY projects).
- Improving the motivation of European students to scientific culture and professions, as result of the participation in exciting activities with a strong scientific and pedagogical component and contacting professionals that use this knowledge in their day-to-day work.
- Contributing to minimize early school dropout transnationally, as result of the increased motivation for classes and a wider perspective of possible career options, including those connected to scientific fields, with special note to foster gender mainstreaming.
For more information, visit the website of the project: http://createskills.eu/