The DAISSy research group of Hellenic Open University (HOU) (http://daissy.eap.gr/en/) participates in the activities of the new project entitled “SEER – The STE(A)M Education European Roadmap”, which is co-funded by the horizon Europe Programme. The SEER project (with a duration of 36 months) is implemented by a consortium of 6 partners from an equal number of countries (Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Italy), in which internationally recognized institutions/bodies participate in research and formulation of policies related to STE(A)M education, under the coordination of the European Schoolnet (European Schoolnet), whose members are the Ministries Education of European countries. Its main purpose is to study the current status of STE(A)M education in Europe, collect practices and policies, talk to the community of STE(A)M educators through the Scientix platform (http://www.scientix. eu/) and analyze the gaps and needs in order to produce the road map of the implementation of integrated STE(A)M education in Europe.
On October 13 and 14, 2022, the kick off meeting of the project took place in Brussels, hosted by the European School Network. A total of 10 representatives of the project partners participated in the meeting. On the first day, general information about the project was presented and a detailed discussion was held on the implementation methodology during the first year of its time table. Specifically, the work plan to define current trends, goals and innovative practices in STE(A)M education at European level was presented by the University of Education Freiburg, the methodology for analyzing the needs of key stakeholders and the impact of existing gaps in STE(A)M education was presented by the DAISSy research group of the HOU, while the requirements for the development of the STE(A)M education evaluation and certification framework and tools were described by the University of Cyprus. Finally, issues of the visual identity of the project were discussed and a visit was made to the “Future Classroom Lab” space at the facilities of the European School Network. On the second day, issues of communication, visibility and dissemination of the project results were discussed and a brainstorming session regarding the layout and structure of the STE(A)M education roadmap took place.
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