Impact

Impact on the participants, participating organizations, target groups and other relevant stakeholders at the local, regional, national, European and/or international levels

 

Impact on the participants

  • Increased knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math;
  • Developed capacity to productively engage in STEM learning activities;
  • Developed value the goals of STEM and STEM learning activities;
  • Development of effective and attractive STEM curriculum and teaching methods;
  • Exchanged experiences and good practice, learning activities and workshops;
  • Increased level of use of ICT-based methodologies for STEM learning and providing more attractive form of STEM education;
  • Increased interest in STEM and STEM learning activities;
  • Increased competence and quality of leading, teaching or supporting STEM subjects;
  • Develop an enthusiastic, motivated and skilled STEM-based workforce;
  • Increased attitudes toward STEM fields and careers;
  • Increased learning and teaching methodologies and pedagogical approaches, especially those delivering key competences and basic skills, language skills and focusing on the use of ICT in STEM education;
  • Confidence, motivation and enthusiasm for STEM subject;
  • Developed new forms of learning and providing education and training, notably strategic use of open and flexible learning, virtual mobility, open educational resources and better exploitation of the ICT potential;
  • Increased tools and methods for professionalization and professional development of teachers;
  • Increased the European dimension of the educational community of the partner schools, promoting the creation of a network of centers with common interests that will develop projects in the future;
  • Access an increasingly competent pool of young people with employability and STEM skills with the potential to become future employees;
  • Improved competences of addressing low achievement in basic skills through more effective STEM teaching methods;
  • Greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity;
  • Increased competence in foreign languages;
  • Increased motivation and satisfaction in their daily work;
  • Increased capacity and professionalism to work at EU/international level, in international projects;
  • More positive attitude towards the European project and the EU values;

 

Impact on target groups

 

Impact on Students

  • 21st century competencies;
  • Engagement, interest, enjoyment and achievement in STEM subject;
  • Development of STEM identity;
  • Ability to transfer understanding across STEM disciplines;
  • Opportunity to learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in an interactive manner with effective methods and techniques of work;
  • Increased creativity;
  • Increased problem-solving skills;
  • Increased access to ICT and open educational resources;
  • Increased level of digital competence;
  • Development of employability and practical skills;
  • More positive attitude regarding school education and the role of education in the future career;

 

Impact on the teachers

  • Experience of different teaching methods;
  • Increased opportunities for professional development;
  • Understanding how to contextualize the curriculum with cutting – edge STEM knowledge;
  • Understanding of STEM education and how to inspire young people in STEM;
  • Motivation for professional training and skills development;
  • Improved competences in innovative approach to teaching STEM;
  • Increased level of integrated the teaching of basic skills in STEM education, promoting problem-based learning;
  • Increased level of use of ICT-based methodologies for STEM and providing more attractive STEM education;
  • Increased access to OER and IT tools based on scientific information and international cooperation to use in their activities, including a new curricula and methodology;
  • Increased motivation and satisfaction in their daily work;

 

Impact on the other persons involved in educational process (parents, relatives)

  • encouraging their children to use interactive methods for STEM education;
  • increased access to information about STEM career pathways and the employment opportunities; available with STEM employers;
  • increased interest in career counseling at scientific European standards;

 

Impact on the schools

  • Development of STEM education;
  • Improvement of school climate;
  • Development of work placements abroad;
  • Development of interdisciplinary approaches;
  • Development of openness and cooperation with schools from other countries;
  • Stronger relationships between pupils and teachers;
  • Better teamwork between teaching, administration and management departments;
  • Better teamwork among teachers;
  • Introduction of new teaching systems, new content;
  • Strengthening of the European dimension and its development;
  • Higher reputation.

 

 

Strategic partnership projects for school participants in the project will provide the application of the developed methodology for STEM education at local, regional, national and European level in the participating countries, giving full access of online sources and also facilitating the communication between students, teacher and other involved in educations.

During the project we will establish an efficient network between the participants involved in the project in order to multiply the effects and have a broader impact on the educational systems in the participating countries.

 

We expect relevant impact at regional / national /EU/ Global  level regarding:

  • Raised awareness for STEM education at regional and European level;
  • Increased quality of education and better achievements in science, technology, engineering and match in the participating countries and beyond, in Europe;
  • Higher competence and quality of leading, teaching or supporting STEM subjects;
  • Created and disseminated STEM approach in several European languages;
  • Strengthen the education and training pathways of STEM teacher on regional, national and European level;
  • More strategic and integrated use of ICTs and open educational resources (OER) for STEM education;
  • Increased European dimension of the educational community of the partner schools, promoting the creation of a network of centers with common interests that will develop projects in the future;
  • Increased motivation for language learning through STEM learning;
  • More attractive innovative approach to teaching STEM  in line with individuals’ needs and expectations, use of ICT-based methodologies, new and improved practices to cater for the needs of disadvantaged groups.

The open access to all resources developed during the project in at least 3 European languages, including English is a great opportunity for the transfer of knowledge and resources to other European countries, with or without translation into other languages.

We expect the results of our project to be transferred and implemented in other European     countries, with or even without a specific partnership with the organizations involved in the project, as every institution across Europe will have complete access to all the necessary resources.