The problem of insufficient engagement of youth, and especially girls, in STEM learning and careers has been identified by the “Augmented Reality for STEM education” (AR4STEM) project. Bringing the competencies in teaching and promoting STEM teaching and learning, as well as experience in researching and designing Augmented Reality (AR) solutions for education, partners have come together to promote AR for teachers as an innovative and efficient digital tool to transform the traditional STEM learning process into an interactive experience and promotes gender equality in STEM.
Starting from July 2021, project partners from Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Slovenia will work in close collaboration and develop the following outputs:
- Interactive learning materials for youth aged 13-16 to be accessed through their smartphones with the use of iSeeApp as AR technology.
- Lesson plans for teachers for improved teaching processes within specific thematic areas of STEM, for instance, sustainable manufacturing, biodiversity, healthcare and food production;
- A guidebook on how to use AR technology in STEM education, including best practices and examples, as well as guidance of applying them in teaching;
- Motivation programme on how to promote engagement of girls in STEM.
Any organisation willing to join the AR4STEM network is welcome to the partnership. A number of Associated Partners are already supporting the idea of the project, and more are to come. Together we are powerful!
The AR4STEM project partners believe in the power of digital technologies in transforming learning experience and raising the interest in any subject and in particular those, that are considered as difficult or lacking interactive elements due to the monotonous teaching.
Duration of the project: June 30th, 2021 – June 29th, 2023