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Aims and Objectives

Aims:

  • The project aim is to empower the creative and entrepreneurial students and learners’ community by generating inspiring work spaces, increasing key competences and organizing educational and social events and providing personalized services to help members grow.

  • It will work to foster innovative learning approaches, educational entrepreneurship and to stimulate educational innovations through STEM-Knowledge platform by creating opportunities for European cross-border networking.

  • The project promotes cooperation between educational institutions and business by improving the digital competence and innovative use of ICT in the school education

  • The project develops innovative curricula and educational methods to boost development of the school communities

  • Increasing the motivation of the young people towards studying STEM subjects and raising achievement in these areas are important challenges faced by European education systems; the way STEM is approached in schools is key to addressing them.

Objectives

  • The main objective is to develop a Network of 7 Educational Hubs for students, aged between 13- and 19-years old working as a shared space.

  • The project aim is to empower the creative and entrepreneurial students and learners’ community by generating inspiring work spaces, increasing key competences and organizing educational and social events and providing personalized services to help members grow.

  • It will work to foster innovative learning approaches, educational entrepreneurship and to stimulate educational innovations through STEM-Knowledge platform by creating opportunities for European cross-border networking. The SAPPHIRE platform will be created in parallel to provide common open source resources and learning space for young people, teachers, educators, youth workers etc. Its structure will accommodate teaching, training and self-learning sections with various toolboxes and digital teaching, learning and self-assessment tools. It will be an open and collaborative platform for knowledge building and sharing aiming to help young people understand and study the STEM issues.

  • The creation of a collaborative co-working space will help the target groups to gain new knowledge and skills, raise their capacity and grow their ideas and ventures at any stage of their development. Mobilities and study visits to partner ICT companies will be organised.

  • To complete the findings of the STEM Education the project will have focus also on collecting information about how STEM teachers throughout Europe organise their teaching practices. It will support the teacher education level, claiming that teachers were not prepared to address the needs of their profession.

  • The STEM education model emphasizes the importance of integrated teaching knowledge to successfully transition from the departmentalized model of teaching to an integrated model that promotes innovation.