Contemporary pupils of secondary schools represent a low level of basic mathematical and scientific literacy and competences. Innovative technologies give a wide scope of possibility to solve the problem of low competences by implementing them, along with modern teaching methods, into these subjects’ curricula.
Due to a wide access to 3D printers and the experience of our UK partner, PRINT STEM project aimed to develop, experiment and model solutions applicable to teaching STEM subjects. PRINT STEM was promoting project work approach and independence on each step of experimentation (from concept, to design, modelling and execution), with the final effect being an improvement of competencies and increased interest in STEM subjects among pupils.
Project website: printstemproject.eu
Results of the project
- Forecasting the impact of 3d printing technology: possibility, frequency and intensity of use as support in the teaching of mathematical and scientific skills
- Methodology and guidelines for the introduction of 3d printers as a tool in teaching experimentations in secondary schools
- Pupil-led educational experimentations with project work approach
- Teacher-led educational experimentations for development of mathematical literacy competences
- Teacher-led educational experimentations for development of scientific literacy competences
Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “A.Berenini” – Fidenza, Italy
Centro Servizi PMI Soc. Cons. a r.l. – Reggio Emilia, Italy
Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Statale “Carlo Emilio Gadda” – Fornovo Taro (PR), Italy
Forma Futuro Soc Cons. a r.l. – Parma, Italy
Kirkby Stephen Grammar School – Carlisle, UK
Danmar Computers – Rzeszów, Poland
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE, CONEXAS Y AFINES – IBI (ALICANTE), Spain
SABANCI KIZ TEKNIK VE MESLEK LISESI – Adana, Turkey
1epalchanion – Chania, Greece
Evropská rozvojová agentura, s.r.o. – Praga, Czech Republic
Changing lives. Opening minds.
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