Technology and Knowledge



How to encourage open schooling approaches with STEAM focus?

The overall aim of the proposed project is to develop a STEAM roadmap for science education in Horizon Europe, i.e. a plan of action/s that will provide guidance to EU's key funding programme for research and innovation on how to encourage more interest in STEM through the use of artistic approaches involving creative thinking and applied arts (the "A" in "STEAM"). The consortium aims to provide Europe with this roadmap, through: 1) 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; 2) 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; and 3) A specific focus on ways to leverage the power of STEAM approaches, as manifested through exemplary cases and best practices, in order to enable a bridging of open science and open schooling mentalities and practices, 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. 

ZSI is leading the study on socio-economic context and need for STEAM as well as the distillation of policy recommendations.


Section: Technology and Knowledge


Type: Education

Program: Horizon Europe

Project Status: In progress

Start/End: 09/2022 - 08/2025

Project Duration: 36 months