PRINT STEM – meeting in Italy

PRINTSTEM Fidenza 005PRINT STEM stands for Pedagogical Resources in Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and is the latest Erasmus+ project that Danmar is participating in.

On January 22-23, 2015, IISS A.Berenini hosted the kick-off meeting in a small picturesque town of in Fidenza, Italy. The meeting’s aim was to introduce all participating partners to each other and to the project premises.

The general idea and purpose of the project is to develop and test methodologies and experiments that can be used and support teaching of STEM subjects. At the beginning of the meeting each partner presented their organisation and briefly described their role in the project.

What followed was an overview of PRINT STEM project, its outputs and the roles of partners in the development of each output. The discussion circled around the subject of 3D printing and how the project can respond to basic obstacles related to the method of print still new for many people.

The second part of the meeting included a presentation by Kirkby Stephen Grammar School representatives about their experiences with implementation of 3D printers into their school’s curriculum and presented the effects of their pupils’ work.

A short break was announced to welcome a visit of the representatives of the Regional Scholar Office of the Emilia-Romagna Region, and the Deputy Mayor of Fidenza. Their visit stressed the importance and high interest of the local officials in the project aims and methods.

The second day of the kick-off meeting started with the presentation of project schedule and the partners agreed on the deadlines for particular tasks. The last part of the meeting was devoted to financial issues related to the projects lifetime.

The next meeting will be held in the UK, in Kirkby Stephen, on April 20-21, 2015.

 Changing lives. Opening minds.

 erasmusCo-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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