PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY AWARENESS AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT USING AN ACTIVE LEARNING CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH: THE PROJECT BOATS4SCHOOLS
1 CATIM (PORTUGAL)
2 EditValue (PORTUGAL)
3 T2i (ITALY)
4 CESGA (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2020
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:There is evidence of skills shortage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering; Art and Math) competences across nations, compromising a sustainable future and development goals worldwide. Alongside with the growing industrial needs for highly qualified technicians to face the digitalization of industry and business improvement.
The authors presents the european project “Boats4Schools” (B4S) rational, and outcomes results, by using an active learning constructivist approach to raise awareness of sustainability through STEAM competences and soft skills. B4S main aim is to develop an inclusive and educational approach that can engage young people in future technical careers. It’s described the process to create the underneath methodology, the levels of intervention and the impact measurement.
The authors will describe the steps to achieve the goals of the project (build a replicable STEAM contest model):
1) surveying the stakeholders,
2) Bench-marking about other world STEAM initiatives;
3) producing all supporting documentation for further use and
4) field test and improvements of developed work.
In the future, it’s expected that the methodology, using the developed materials, can be replicated in different countries in diverse educational settings and contexts, and that the global approach can contribute to advance STEAM education.
Keywords: STEAM, active learning, constructivism.