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A STEAM roadmap for science education

The overall aim of the project is to develop a STEAM roadmap for science education in Horizon Europe. This plan of action will provide guidance to EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation on how to encourage more interest in STEM using artistic approaches, involving creative thinking and applied arts (the “A” in ‘STEAM’).

Project results

The consortium aims to provide Europe with this roadmap, through:

  • Collaboration and co-creation with the stakeholder communities of science education, research, innovation and creativity, through intensive exchange, dialogue and mutual learning among them which will produce better knowledge and shared understandings of the relevant opportunities, challenges and needs.
  • A bottom-up approach emphasizing educational practice and practitioners’ agency rather than high-level conceptualizations of STEAM and generic top-down plans (in reality often just vague statements of intention) for its adoption in science education.
  • A specific focus on ways to leverage the power of STEAM approaches, as manifested through exemplary cases and best practices, to enable a bridging of open science and open schooling which can catalyse an increased impact for science education as a crucial tool for addressing Europe’s current scientific and societal challenges.

The originality of Road-STEAMer resides in its overall approach to the development of the STEAM roadmap that will triangulate the knowledge gained from the stakeholder engagement and the analysis of the STEAM practices with the knowledge produced from the analysis of the current educational policies, contexts and frameworks.

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Project partners

  • The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness, Belgium
  • Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece
  • Ecsite, Belgium
  • Association Traces Theories et Reflexions sur l’ Apprendre la Communication et l’ Education Scientifiques, France
  • Universita ta Malta, Malta
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Science View, Greece
  • Zentrum fur Soziale Innovation, Austria
  • Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica, Italy
  • Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
  • ESHA (European School Heads Association), Netherlands
  • University of Exeter, UK

News and articles on Road-STEAMer

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Picking up STEAM - A Road-STEAMer policy brief

This first policy brief aims to convey the results of the first year of the Road-STEAMer project to policy makers.

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The RoadSTEAMER has set off

ESHA has participated at the kick-off meeting of the RoadSTEAMER – Developing a STE(A)M Roadmap for Science Education in Horizon Europe project on the 13th of September, 2022.

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Join the survey on STEAM practices across Europe

Take the opportunity to share your practices and contribute to a dynamic map that will serve as a valuable resource for educators, researchers, and policymakers across Europe.