Assessment of STEM transversal skills webinar hosted by EDEN NAP

Assessment of STEM transversal skills webinar hosted by EDEN NAP

Assessment of STEM transversal skills from conceptual framework to real-world problems’ webinar was held with over forty attendees from across the globe.

The webinar was organized by the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN). EDEN has more than 180 institutional members and over 1100 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP). EDEN assists a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals to become involved in professional information and networking activities.

The webinar began with introduction to EDEN by Dr Orna Farrell, Head of the Open Education Unit and Assistant Professor at Dublin City University (DCU). The event was moderated by Orna Farrell and Prajakta Girme, a researcher on the ATS STEM project. It featured presentations on the progression of the ATS STEM theoretical framework to classroom-based practices.

 

The opening speaker for the event was Dr. Eamon Costello. Eamon is the project coordinator for ATS STEM and Associate Professor of Digital Learning at Dublin City University. Eamon gave an overview of the project and discussed the topic of real world skills.

 

 

 

The second speaker for the evening was Dr Eva Hartell who is head of research in Haninge municipality and researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Eva presented on the project implementation in Sweden where the research team worked in partnership with schools and parents on projects that allowed students to explore and affect their real world.

 

 

 

The third and final speaker for the event was Alberto Sacido, a Spanish teacher in Rosalía de Castro High School in Santiago de Compostela. Alberto shared experiences of the ATS STEM pilot implementation undertaken in Rosalía de Castro High School where students worked on a project based on Covid-19.

 

 

The presentations were followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session led by Orna Farrell. A recording of the event is available.

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