The STEAMonEdu MOOC is part of the STEAMonEdu project, an EU-funded initiative with a focus on supporting upskilling for educators, school administration and pedagogical staff in STE(A)M education by offering a training programme structure based on competence and professional profile. The MOOC is open to educators and organisations, interested in upskilling and promoting digital and STE(A)M skills in education on a local and national level.
The course offers a holistic professional development of educators into STE(A)M education tutors, designers and others, interested in the topic. There are some requirements: you need to hold a Bachelor level degree (EQF 6 or higher) or be in the last year of your undergraduate degree. Work experience in the education sector is desirable, but not an essential tool to join this course. The MOOC targets also students and graduates interested in pursuing STE(A)M education.
Topics and course structure
The STEAMonEdu MOOC is offered free of charge. It takes around 6 weeks to complete it, if you spend 5 to 6 hours of study each week.
Topics this course covers include:
- holistic approaches of modern STE(A)M education,
- design and implementation of STE(A)M educational activities and courses,
- content creation for STE(A)M learning activities,
- educational procedures management,
- educational resource management,
- community building, participation and interaction,
- policies in the context of STE(A)M education,
- competence frameworks and lifelong learning.
Course materials are available online, and learners will also get the chance to join a lively community of peers, engage in open discussions and interact with others through a dedicated forum space.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will:
- Understand and use STE(A)M education approach and learn the basics of developing STE(A)M activity, course and design competences.
- Develop digital educational content creation competences, as well as procedure and resource management competences.
- Develop community building and interaction skills and an improved understanding of lifelong learning.