We received the highest possible quality label for our Erasmus+ project Artifex!
Release online ‘Teach STEM’-assessment tool
The online assessment tool was presented at the last Artifex Multiplier Event in Kromeriz (Czech Republic) on 15 October. Furthermore, the workshops developed were looked at by our participating teachers.
Now we proudly present the online test to you! Visit http://www.teachstem.eu to discover your score. Choose your language at the top right to take the test.
You can download more info here.
Conference in Kromeriz: STEM education in innovative learning environments
The ARTIFEX Conference took place in Kromeriz, Czech Republic, from October 15th to 16th 2019. The conference was aimed at STEM teachers of primary and secondary education, STEM researchers, teacher trainers, educational staff in Fablabs / Maker Spaces or any innovative out-of-the-classroom learning environment. There were 70 participants from Belgium, Sweden, Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Denmark and the Czech Republic.
The participants visited the interactive science centre Pevnost poznani in Olomouc, discussed different aspects of STEM education and possibilites of making STEM education more attractive. The second day was hosted by the City Council of Kromeriz and participants provided their feedback to the ouputs of ARTIFEX project.
The atmosphere throughout the conference was full of excitement and enthusiasm in cooperation and sharing experience.
Presentation at Prague Science Fair 2019
The ARTIFEX project was presented at the Science Fair 2019, 6.-8.6.2019. The Science Fair is the largest popular science event in the Czech Republic, organized annually by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. It deals with science in all its forms and offers its visitors the most interesting from the world of natural, technical, humanities and social.There was a majestic event, visited by more than 30.000 visitors in 3 days (www.veletrhvedy.cz).
Euroface Consulting presented the ARTIFEX project at the booth with practical example of innovative education, the Airfab. Project coordinator and partners (Dirk Timmermans, Haydée de Loof and Yves Molenaers) led the lecture within the accompanying program. The interest of audience was high, teachers were mostly interested how to implement STEM in their education.
A first chapter of the ARTIFEX e-book (10.09.2018)
A first chapter of the ARTIFEX e-book is now ready and open to the public. You can find it on this website in the download zone here. This chapter consists of a number of interviews with STEM professionals from different European countries. Each interview was used to zoom in on a specific (set of) competences required for successful careers in STEM sectors. At the end of the chapter, you will find a summary of the transversal skills mentioned by the interviewees together with some advice for young people and the main challenges for education.
The ARTIFEX e-book is still work in progress. The second part of the ARTIFEX BOOK will detail the STEM education competences needed by teachers and educators to build a STEM literacy of learners in the context of a FabLab or Makerspace (or any innovative learning environment). The research is currently running in three European countries. In the final part of the e-book we will provide some strategies to bring together schools, out of school programs, businesses, institutions of higher education and STEM-rich institutions, based on the description of some regional good practices from all over Europe.
Summer academy in Marathon on 18 Jul 2018 (20.06.2018)
Every year, during the first two weeks of July, EA is organizing in Marathon, Greece, a summer academy where more than 100 teachers from all over Europe attend various training programs and professional development courses in synergy with EU funded projects. This year, Artifex was one of the initiatives that was showcased in a poster session, in which participant teachers from STEM domains were introduced into its overall approach and objectives. Then, they explored the project website for more detailed information. In the coming year(s), with Artifex having developed its first outcomes and practices, it is in our plans to organize a dedicated course with hands-on workshops for pre-service and in-service teachers. Looking forward to it!
Science Research Innovation Fair, Brno, 15.-17.5.2018 (24.05.2018)
The fair is a unique space for joining science, research and business area and support communication and project cooperation between the academic and business. As a new platform across scientific disciplines, it represents an opportunity for presentation of the Artifex project. The speakers will be present at the next year, in 2019.
Further opportunity for meeting with the project representatives and presentation the project outputs to the public will be a conference in Kromeriz, in October 2019. More information will be available soon.
The fair in Brno
General Assembly meeting of the EU STEM coalition (03.05.2018)
The ARTIFEX Erasmus+ project was presented on the General Assembly meeting of the EU STEM coalition which took place in Budapest, Hungary. The meeting was co-hosted by Obuda University and followed the launch of the Hungarian STEM platform that took place the day before (April 25, 2018). The thematic part of the meeting focused on emerging technologies. For more info, see href="http://www.stemcoalition.eu/meeting_reports/eu-stem-coalition-general-assembly-budapest
Budapest - city meeting
Kickoff meeting in Antwerp (14.11.2017)
On Wednesday, October 25, all partner organizations of ARTIFEX gathered together in Antwerp for their first transnational meeting. This international kick off was aimed at capturing the contents and arrangements of the different outputs and multiplier event.
On the picture: the entire ARTIFEX team.
From left to right: Felix Hoornaert (Artevelde College), Jelle De Boeve-de Pauw (University Antwerp), Rik Coenen (Fablab+), Reinout Putman (AC), Andy Stoycheff (Natsionalen Ucheben Tsentar), Katerina Nevralova (Euroface Consult), Daniele Abate (H-Farm), Theodora Dimitrova (NUT), Jorg Wintraecken (Fablab+), Kris Geelen (AG SO), Haydée De Loof (UA), Yves Molenaers (AG SO), Dirk Timmermans (AG SO), Bea Merckx (AC), Susanne Walan (Karlstad Universitet), Georgios Mavromanolakis ( Ellinogermaniki Agogi), Martina Derkova (EC).
During the lunch break a visit was made to the Fablab + of the AG SO where the participants were briefly guided and were introduced to the various educational activities.