EcoSTEAM: EcoSTEAM Development
EcoSTEAM Development is an Erasmus + funded project aiming to enhance the understanding of methods and pedagogies surrounding STEAM Education and how those effectively support the development of learning activities and projects that raise the environmental awareness and consciousness of secondary school students, specifically in the field of environmental sustainability and the mitigation of climate change implications. It strives to increase interest in scientific topics among young people while contributing to various innovative educational projects, further establishing their scientific citizenship and future employability in STEAM fields within the EU.
Moreover, EcoSTEAM aims to strengthen STEAM education networks within Europe, connecting experts from four different regions within the continent and beyond (Cyprus, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Turkey). The strengthened collaboration will be utilised to carry out future STEAM activity pilots, further analysing their impact on student performance, including their levels of sophisticated consumption and scientific citizenship, ultimately building a clearer understanding of the effects of STEAM Education incorporating elements of environmental agency. The pilot schemes will inform the existing momentum of joint efforts focusing on tackling related global educational, social, and environmental issues and the need for environmentally and scientifically sophisticated future citizens.