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Science, Technology, Engineering, 
Art and Mathematics – STE(A)M

ErasmusPlus-InServiceTraining

LISBON (Portugal)

4-8 November 2019

You are interested in the course for the year 2019-2020?
Please make a pre-registration, it doesn’t oblige you to nothing afterwards, but makes it possible to keep contact.

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Dates can be subject to change and are only final after official confirmation by the course provider.

Content

CoLLABORATION

Local partners organize these international courses in cooperation with Eekhout Academy.

The hosting partner organisation is  ALMADAFORMA, in cooperation with the Secondary School Emídio Navarro (Almada) and the Eekhout Academy

AlmadaForma
School’s Training Centre of AlmadaRua projetada V à rua da Urraca,
2825-105 Almada
Portugal
PIC 945946911

WHAT

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are crucial keystones in today’s society. In current curricula and educational systems, there is a tendency to integrate these subjects into one approach: STEM.

Tackling early school leaving can start with offering teaching and learning methods that are more active and involve the students as responsible of their learning process. The STEAM-approach is such an example. Proof has already been given that this methodology hugely enhances the student’s motivation.

The course contains practical cases (learning by doing) and finishes with a personal STEM exercise or ‘masterpiece’. The participants are offered pedagogical and didactical approaches towards STEM in education. We explore some practical cases (learning by doing) and finish with a personal STEM exercise or ‘masterpiece’

The course also integrates some digital visualising techniques, adding a more artistic touch to STE(A)M. The course is organised in cooperation with a Portuguese secondary school, where we can use the technical infrastructure and digital devices.

We will fully use the interesting aspects the city of Lisbon offers. The exercises are centred on the idea of building bridges or spans. During the course visits are planned to interesting  places in Lisbon that are dominated by important bridges.

Furthermore, we integrate a visit the huge former electric power plant and the recently opened museum of art, architecture and technology (www.maat.pt/en), both situated in Belém. 

It’s clear that the location of the course in Lisbon, will contribute to its success.

The participants don’t have to come from education systems in which STE(A)M is an official or separate discipline. Teachers of technology, science, applied science, engineering, arts, visual arts, laboratory… can perfectly integrate the STE(A)M methods into the normal courses.

During the course there is half a day of free time to enjoy of the cultural aspects of Lisboa.


Example of the programme ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics – STE(A)M’

- Welcome and icebreaking;
- Introduction to STE(A)M and opportunities of STE(A)M;
- Pedagogical Model and pedagogical aspects;
How to design of a STE(A)M project ;
- Teacher as a coach;
- Assessment inSTE(A)M;
- Visual Techniques:input and exercises.
Study visit to former coal powered electricity plant and  Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology(Belém);
- Study visit to Portuguese VET-school and introduction the Portuguese Education System;
- Work session and  preparation of own presentation;
- Certificates andevaluation. 

A course day starts at 09.00 h and ends at 16.00 h, with a break for lunch of 1 h.
On Friday we end at 15.30 h, allowing participants to catch the last airplane.

The first and last evening, the participants have the opportunity to join a cultural programme, welcome supper and farewell supper.

During the course week, there is a free period for personal reflection and transfer exercises and a voluntary cultural activity.

AcQuired competences

  • Understand the concepts of STE(A)M,
  • Understand and master the STE(A)M didactics,
  • Be able to design a lesson using the STE(A)M didactics,
  • Be able to advice the school management during the process of STE(A)M implementation,
  • Be able to write an implementation plan for STE(A)M in the own class room practice,
  • Design projects and create attainable challenges to implement these solutions and projects in your own school or institution,
  • Better mastery of the use of digital visual techniques as part of the setting up of a didactical and learning process,
  • Improved competence of the use of colloquial English,
  • Use of working methods of cooperative learning to have more effective meetings,
  • Improved knowledge of other European educational systems,
  • Improved insight of differences and similarities between European countries, resulting in a better understanding and respect,
  • Improved competences of the use of ICT as mean of communication,
  • Improved competences of the use of ICT as mean of presentation,
  • Use of interactive and participative working methods in order to achieve better teaching and/or have more effective meetings.

Feedback from participants

  • Nice course content, good study visits, good gastronomy and very nice people.
  • A great team of trainers!
  • There was a fair balance between theory, practice and workshops.
  • The discussions and exchanges during the informal moments helped me to understand the situation of STEM at my school.
  • We learned STEAM, by doing it.
  • We’ll keep in contact!

Practicalities

WHERE

PORTUGAL - LISBON (South Bank Tejo)
The course is organized in the conference room of the local partner and the participants stay in  a delightful 4 starhotel, both located at the South Bank of the river Tejo in Lisbon. (12 km from Lisbon airport).
There is a very easy access from the airport. Public transport and taxis provide fast connection from and to Lisbon centre.

COURSE FEE AND FUNDING

COURSE FEE
- We offer a flexible cost structure, allowing you to select the package that fits best your personal or school situation.
- For a detailed explanation, have a look at our 'Cost Structure'.

FUNDING
- You can request an Erasmus Plus grant from your national agency which will cover almost all costs of this course.
- We can guide you through the process of funding and application. To do so, you need the make a pre-registration.
- After pre-registration, we’ll contact you by mail and provide the application help.

TRANSPORT

TAXI FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
- There is a taxi service at the airport that can drive you to the hotel.
- It's particularly difficult to leave Lisbon between 16:30 and 19:00 h and to enter Lisbon between 08:30 and 10:30 h.

METRO / AEROBUS , FERRY AND TAXI
- You can take the metro located at exit of the arrival hall of the airport and leave the metro at the terminus station Cais do Sodré.
- The Aerobus is another good way to travel from and to the airport. The Aerobus provides a connection between the airport and Cais do Sodré.
- At the station of Cais do Sodre, you can take a ticket for the ferry boat to Cacilhas (south bank of River Tejo). During working hours, there is a crossing every 15 minutes. The ferry takes 12 minutes to arrive on the other side of the river.
- At Cacilhas you can take a taxi or tram for the remaining 5 km.


RENTAL CAR
- A rental car is not so expensive. Sharing a rental car with 3 other people for all transport during the course, can be cheaper than relying on a taxi.
- The airport is connected directly to the hotel by the Ring of Lisbon and the North-South Connection (Eixo Norte – Sul).
- Crossing the bridge, you have a marvellous view on Lisbon, the estuary and both banks of the River Tejo.
- Bring or rent a GPS. 
- Check the prices of rental cars on the Internet.

Contact

Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information on the content and the organization of the course.
We can provide support during the process, give some help and provide tips for the application documents, advice you on the European Staff Development Plan (part of the application) or your professionalization plan and help you after approval with the practical arrangements (e.g. information on travel and accommodation).

For more information, please contact us: international@eekhoutacademy.be