WEBINAR 2 - STEAM Education

Get inspired by STEAM education!

Wednesday 25 April 2018, 17:00 CEST  |  Duration: 1 hour

The second School Education Gateway thematic webinar will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were not only sculptors and painters but also inventors, engineers and scientists; for them there were no boundaries between science and the arts. Adding A for Arts into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to make STEAM, implies an interdisciplinary approach. In this, students are encouraged to be systematic and experimental, as well as imaginative and making new connections between ideas.

In the webinar we will explore how to embed interdisciplinarity and innovation in the school work, and how adding the "A" for Arts can help schools to provide more creative and authentic learning experiences!

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Kristóf Fenyvesi, PhD, is a researcher of STEAM Trans- and Multidisciplinary Learning and Contemporary Cultural Studies in Finland, at University of Jyväskylä’s Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies. He is the Vice-President of the world largest mathematics, arts and education community, the Bridges Organization. His main responsibilities include the coordination of the annual Bridges conference’s Workshop Paper track and the Bridges Family Day. From 2016 he is a member of the European Mathematical Society’s Committee for Raising Public Awareness. Between 2013-2017 he served as Chief Executive Officer of International Symmetry Association and in 2008 he started Experience Workshop—International Math-Art Movement for Experience-oriented Education of Mathematics. In 2016 he was invited by European Commission as a STEAM expert for H2020 projects evaluation. 


Isabel Ruiz-Mallén is a ‘Ramón y Cajal’ senior research fellow at the IN3-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), and an associated researcher at ICTA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She has a professional background in environmental science research, and specifically in environmental education, community-based natural resource management and conservation, vulnerability and adaptation, and participatory research approaches. Her research interests also lie in co-creation for sustainable and resilient urban settings, science communication and education, and engagement through arts-based approaches. She is a member of the Catalan Council of Science Communication (C4) and the coordinator of the H2020 European project PERFORM www.perform-research.eu.


Author: Assi Honkanen
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