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STEM HLE19: Closing Remarks - Marc Durando

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STEM HLE19: Closing Remarks - Marc Durando

  1. 1. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES Marc Durando STEM Alliance High Level event Fostering industry cooperation within STEM school education strategies Malta – 21 – 22 March 2019
  2. 2. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES KEY issues regarding STEM education in Europe Technology transformation - Unmet Labour needs PISA performance – European benchmark Conservatism of STEM teachers in their teaching practices Lack of innovative teaching approaches. Low attractiveness of STEM studies and careers 1. 2. 3. 4.
  3. 3. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES To be implemented by 80% of people already in activity IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS PREPARE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR THIS RAPID ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHANGES 44% of the EU population (ages 16 ≈ 74) lack basic digital skills Towards a new social divide ? 1 - TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION 80% of technology which will be used in 10 years not yet invented 9 out 10 jobs will require digital skills 50% of current jobs worldwide (30% in EU) will disappear in 25 years
  4. 4. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES https://www.oecd.org/pisa/pisa-2015-results-in-focus.pdf • Singapore 556 (mean score in PISA 2015) • Japan 538 • Chinese Taipei 532 • Macao (China) 529 • Viet Nam 525 Asia • Estonia 534 • Finland 531 • Slovenia 513 • United Kingdom 509 • Germany 509 Europe “In 2015, only two EU Member States (EE, FI) reach the ET2020 benchmark and have a share of low achievers that is below 15%. The average share of low achievers in science in the EU is 20.6%, more than five percentage points above the benchmark aspired for 2020.” 2 - PISA performance in Science – 2015 results High STEM performance in a country does not lead to a higher level of interest
  5. 5. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES Curricula are «over stuffed» with factual content – More & more topics while few are removed Pedagogy Text based – factual recall  Exploratory learning modes (IBSE) What is the relevance of content to the pupils’ lives and future careers? Pupils fail to see how STEM relates to society’s current challenges (climate change, energy, …) 3 - STEM in schools
  6. 6. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES 4 - Challenges of STEM Teachers • STEM teachers require on going professional training • Particularly primary school teachers • Less and less candidates for becoming STEM teachers • STEM developments in industry & research move quickly • Aging population – 1/3 > 50 years • Gap between students and teachers is growing AGE TECHNOLOGY TRAININGVOCATION
  7. 7. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES 4 - Conservatism of STEM teachers
  8. 8. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES Implementing curriculum reforms Prominence of Mathematics Creating partnerships between schools and companies Setting up science centres Providing particular guidance to encourage youth (girls) to choose scientific careers Developing CPD for teachers Innovative pedagogies Very few initiatives supporting career advisors. Need to strengthen high quality career advise in schools - Very few initiatives on recruiting new STEM teachers A lot of countries are engaged in STEM national strategies Not so many exchanges and dialogue at European level between countries Initiated within the EUN MoE STEM education WG
  9. 9. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES • Innovative pedagogies • Primary school teachers • Future teachers Capacity building of teachers • STEM school label • Guidance counsellors • Exchange of practices STEM school strategy What we have learnt from this event • Role models - STEM jobs • Contextualization of STEM teaching • Teacher placements in industry • Exchange of practices Cooperation with industry should become the norm
  10. 10. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES Motivated and recognised teachers Innovative pedagogy and creative curriculum Role and engagement of industry • Pre service and In service training of teachers • Provide teachers with new content, tools and pedagogical approaches (access to new learning resources) • Embed actions in the curriculum • Identify and promote examples of good practices (transferability) • Importance of role models • Better information to teachers on what exists, on what industry offers, etc. • Role of guidance counselors How to make STEM studies more attractive – 3 key inter related factors
  11. 11. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES Pathways for overcoming STEM challenges •Reviewing the current traditional assessment approaches •Supporting a global school strategy regarding STEM education •Associating STEM teachers, career advisors •Developing a European framework of reference for STEM education •Coordinating national STEM initiatives Breaking the barriers between subjects with pragmatic initiatives •teacher training sessions, •publishing contents, •sharing best practices, .. BARRIERS BETWEEN SUBJECTS INTEGRATED STEM EDUCATION FRAMEWORK ASSESSMENT APPROACH GLOBAL SCHOOL STRATEGY
  12. 12. #STEMHLE19 STEM HIGH-LEVEL EVENT 2019 - FOSTERING INDUSTRY COOPERATION WITHIN STEM SCHOOL EDUCATION STRATEGIES Pathways for overcoming STEM challenges •Supporting and promoting industry – education cooperation in STEM education •Scaling innovation - with large-scale implementation of successful initiatives •Increasing awareness raising activities at European level (European STEM Discovery Week, STEM Professionals go back to Schools, …) •Making known all what already exists •Promote these initiatives widely (national strategies, industry initiatives, ….) PROMOTING WHAT EXISTS AWARENESS RAISING ACTIVITIES INDUSTRY EDUCATION COOPERATION SCALING INNOVATION

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