Meet the ClimaX Partners
Hellenic Education Society of STEM Greece
Ε3 STEM (www.e3stem.edu.gr) is a professional community of University Professors, School Educators, and School Advisors who share a common vision for the role of STEM epistemology in promoting education. Ε3 STEM engages in the development of open STEM and STEAM applications based on the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary epistemological approach combined with didactics models, like the Inquiry teaching and learning approach for science education. It aims to promote computing pedagogy, physical computing, computational science, didactics of science and computational thinking, and to advance understanding and the pedagogy of the STEM methodology alongside contemporary learning theories and didactic models. E3STEM members work also for the inclusion of Art in STEM in an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approach as an approach to teaching in which learners are engaged in conceptual understanding through an art form(e.g. by developing robotic artifacts, narrative stories using WEB 2.0 tools etc implementing the so-called studio learning). E3STEM also offers accredited seminars in teachers’ training for STEM and STEAM education for pre-service and in-service teachers and has the capacity to train teachers in large-scale programs. E3STEM has the capacity not only to develop software applications but to be engaged in hardware development. More than 120 members are included in E3STEM creating a strong network of teachers, school advisors and University Professors where STEM applications can be implemented. E3STEM has been established only for two years but its members have the capacity to push forward the STEM education since members are University Professors, Education Work Coordinator for Educational Planning-a role resembling the role characterized previously as school advisors), experienced teachers and education researchers. Despite the fact of the small-time period of its existence E3STEM participates in one Erasmus project (INDIE) while its members have been involved in European and National projects on behalf of their organizations. E3STEM supports the newly established journal Hellenic Journal of STEM Education http://www.hellenicstem.com/index.php/journal
Associazione Lumen aps
Lumen Association has experience in promoting STEAM Education among children, young people, teachers and educators. It organizes workshops concerning robotics, coding, pixel art, stop motion, virtual and augmented reality, tinkering, science, etc. developed through learning-by-doing methodologies. Lumen strongly promotes innovative pedagogical methods of experiential learning, that focuses on learners reflecting on their experience of doing something, so as to gain conceptual insight as well as practical expertise. Participants are actively engaged through practical activities and games: in this way, they apply what they have learnt and they learn what they have applied. Our work aims at promoting gender-equality, encouraging also girls to have fruitful, creative and innovative experiences with technical and scientific subjects, so that they can appreciate them and develop an interest that can make them decide, eventually, to choose this kind of studies or careers. In a fast-changing world, it is important to have the opportunity to have this kind of experience in order to develop competences to better understand and use new technologies. Knowledge is the basis to decide the school and professional path that fits you better. And these workshops are a technological gym, where young people can enhance talents that are not able to emerge during traditional classes. Through the active involvement of participants and stimulating cooperation among them, workshops also support thedevelopment of collaborative innovation, creativity, critical thinking and soft skills in general. These workshops are an opportunity to acquire and develop key competences, favoring employability, socio-educational and personal development of young and adult participants. Lumen manages FabLab Junior of Casa Corsini, that is the first FabLab of Emilia-Romagna Region (and one of the few at national level) specifically designed for children aged 6-14. Here, it organizes activities to make them and people responsible for their education (youth workers and teachers) approach STEM. Through local, regional and national projects, Lumen also organizes this kind of activities for school classes and for groups of youngsters attending youth centers. Lumen has also started a new project named “FabLab & Friends” which consists in the development and organization of STEAM Education workshops addressed to disable people in collaboration with local associations active in this field. Lumen tries to finance its activities through local, regional and European funds, in order to provide open and free workshops. STEAM Education allows you to better understand technical and scientific subjects through active participation, game and creativity and offers important opportunities of personal and professional development.
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Faculty of Architecture and Design, STUBA)
The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Faculty of Architecture and Design, STUBA) is a modern educational and scientific institution. Since its foundation in the year 1937 more than 115.000 students have graduated. On average, 19.000 students study at the STU every year. At present, the STU consists of seven faculties. All the STU faculties provide a study in accredited study programs within the complex system of a bachelor, master and PhD studies. Faculties realise credit system compatible with the European credit transfer system enabling mutual mobility of students within European Union member countries and a larger European space. In the area of scientific and research activities, the STU successfully joins European Union programs. The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (hereinafter referred to as "STU") is a modern educational and scientific institution. The ambition of the STU is to contribute to extending knowledge through its acquisition from science and to foster its dissemination via education as well as its application in direct cooperation with industry. The Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Slovak University of Technology Bratislava (FASTU) is the largest educational institution for architects in Slovakia, which provides education in architectural, interior and industrial design within the bachelor, master and doctoral programmes.
European Centre of Entrepreneurship
Competence and Excellence
ECECE is a nonprofit organization designed to improve and apply new ideas, and values to generate new strategies for creating system change in the educational curricula. ECECE fosters the processes to identify better ways for the social, policy, academic and private sectors to leverage each other's knowledge through whole-brain approach and design thinking processes to build a proactive culture, in order to increase the collective ability to positively impact the need of innovation in the social. ECECE cooperates daily with its group of international experts and is working for/with various institutions throughout Europe was partner with Kärnten Region on the implementation of the project CONSENSO - “Community Nurse Supporting Elderly iN a changing Society” founded on the first call of the Alpine Space Programme 2014-2020 aiming at developing a care model that puts the elderly at the center of health and social services thanks to the pivotal role of the Family and Community Nurse (FCN), and with the Kärntner Volkshochschulen on the ERASMUS+ project Adult Cognitive Decline Consciousness (call 2017) aiming at developing tools and actions to promote health literacy in the field of active aging. In the project ECECE is responsible for the elaboration and delivery of an educational curriculum and in the second is supporting the regional partner in properly defining contents to be adapted to the edutainment tools under implementation.
Súkromná základná škola FELIX
Felix is a private primary and secondary school in Bratislava. The founders of the school are people with rich experience involving the work with children not only in school, but also elsewhere. Their work also involves creating a network of innovative teachers across Slovakia. In Felix, they want to put their experience and also inspiration from the best teachers into practice. Our mission is to help children to become good, wise and confident - therefore happy people. We are systematically working on the development of their motivation for learning and self- development. We respect their emotionality and we support the positive perception of themselves and people around them. We encourage their prosocial behaviour and we try to incorporate the development of the life skills into the process of education. In Felix, there are 230 pupils and 13 classes. There are 40 employees (12 non-pedagogical employees). Lots of parents of our pupils are actively involved in the life of our school.