We are proud to announce that the inSTEAM project has been selected as an example of good practices of Erasmus+ projects by the Spanish webpage SEPIE (Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación), the portal of the Spanish Service for the internationalization of Education!
inSTEAM – Inclusive Environmental STEAM Education with Online Labs – was a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, coordinated by the University of Deusto (Basque Country, Spain), in partnership with NUCLIO (Portugal), Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece) and University of Cyprus (Cyprus). It lasted for two years: from October 2019 to September 2021.
The aim of inSTEAM was to establish pathways for an inclusive, innovative, and interdisciplinary environmental STEAM education that reduces disparities in access to and engagement with digital learning. For this purpose, the project created a series of online learning resources, giving students real-world problems to solve, to feed their curiosity and increase their interest in research.
25 inclusive inquiry learning lessons were developed on three overall topics: Climate Change, Water Management, and Renewable Energy, all available in the national languages of the project, as well as in English.
Ready to be used, either at distance learning or face-to-face, these ILSs (Inquiry Learning Spaces) use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and follow four inclusive impact approaches: scientific, socioeconomic, open schooling and cultural.
Teachers were offered guidance on how to implement, adapt and even create lessons, through online workshops, training sessions and multiplier events.
The dissemination was made through events, such as the international inSTEAM teacher conference, newsletters, social media, and the international teacher community networks.
More than 30,000 people benefited from this project!