‘Fostering STEAM Education in Schools’ (EDUSIMSTEAM) is one of the 27 innovative projects selected by the European Commission on Erasmus+ Support for Policy Reform. The main objectives of the project are to create new learning environments using information and communication technologies and to develop high-level skills such as scientific, creative and critical thinking by integrating innovative practices in education with STEAM Education that supports 21st century skills and multi-disciplinary learning spaces. It is highly important for the adults to have digital competencies and to use technology correctly in order to raise healthy individuals in society. In this context, there is a need for competent teachers and convenient educational environment. The trainer trainings in order to generate the required infrastructure will be provided to the teachers during the project process.
One of the most important outputs of the project is the Innovative Online Education Platform to be prepared by Robotsan. Learning will take place in a simulation environment that includes learning scenarios prepared in accordance with different educational levels to find solutions to real life problems. The fact that all partner countries can benefit from innovative online education platform equally and its being accessible by all individuals are important features of it. In addition, it will be essential to make the educational scenarios challenging for students and relevant with real life problems, to ensure sustainability. This platform will be an active, flexible and innovative learning environment where the student can be volunteer outside the school without any obligation, increase his/her digital competence by using information and communication technologies and have fun while learning.
Students are individuals mentally ready to question, and any practise they will experience under STEAM education will reinforce their learning desires and support their creative thinking skills.
Pilot studies will be carried out to evaluate the consistency of the project with its objectives, to eliminate deficiencies and improve the Project and it also will be evaluated by an expert team in the field.