ABOUT THE PROJECT
“Bio-Inspired STEM topics for engaging young generations (BioS4You)” is a project supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships for school education.
BioS4You aims to engage new generations, through formal and non-formal education and active-learning activities, in STEM subjects by introducing them to the bio-inspired technologies, to both the biologically inspired engineering and the scientific innovations, new treatments, technology and processes that could make a real difference in the improvement of life and environment.
Specifically, the main goal of BioS4You is to realize various actions for STEM educators and support programs for young people, and young women, in particular, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, starting from the idea to relieve them of the fear and insecurity of these topics and to encourage them to the study of their subjects.
It lasts 30 months 01-11-2019 / 30-04-2022
The objectives of BioS4You are:
- To cultivate 21st-century skills such as creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration;
- To inspire and improve the competence of teachers in order to teach novel topics, such as bio-inspired science and engineering, biotechnology;
- To increase the teacher professional development, digital skills, and competencies;
- To promote collaborative work and exchange of knowledge and ideas among teachers in Europe.
The BioS4You activities are:
- To assess the awareness and the needs of the two target groups (teachers and students) about the connection between modern technology and natural mechanisms;
- To identify hot topics in biotech innovation of interest in STEM education, developing a BioS4You methodology for school curriculum;
- To establish the BioS4You e-learning platform adapted for STEM curriculum designing;
- To train at least 250 school teachers to develop learning units about nature-inspired topics for STEM education;
- To create 40 national (10 in each country) teaching/learning units and 5 transnational ones for STEM education;
- To implement pilot- study of bio-inspired teaching/learning environments in school curricula and in informal settings;
- To provide the possibilities to discover new and innovative curricula about STEM topics to a wide range of EU audiences including the sector of school education, stakeholders, the scientific community as well as the general public.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 1
RESEARCH ON HOW TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING BRING STEM TO LIFE AND VICE VERSA.
A research phase which aims to clarify some aspects relevant to the bio-inspired technologies and the relation with the young generations.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 2
BioS4You E-LEARNING PLATFORM.
A digital environment in which students and teachers can have the access to all materials developed during the project. The platform has direct access to blogs, and social networking applications of the project.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 3
BioS4You METHODOLOGY AND TEACHING/LEARNING UNITS DESIGN.
A methodology for school curriculum and the setting up of the pedagogical scenarios for the design and creation of teaching/learning modules.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 4
COLLECTION OF BIO-INSPIRED/LEARNING UNITS EFFECTIVE IN STEM EDUCATION.
Five learning/teaching modules designed by the consortium staff will help teachers in STEM education.
INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 5
PILOT PHASE THROUGH FORMAL, NON-FORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES, ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION.
Each partner will organise a pilot phase to test the tools developed during the implementation of project.
Our project presented during the IOSTE – International Organization for Science and Technology Education Symposium
The International Organization for Science and Technology Education was established to advance the cause of education in science and technology as a vital part of the general education of the peoples of all countries and to provide scholarly exchange and discussion in...
The Department of Physics and Chemistry – Emilio Segrè (DiFC) of the University of Palermo and CEIPES (International Centre for the promotion of Education and development) have organized a focus group for the “BioS4YOU – Bio-Inspired STEM Themes to involve the younger...
On October 22, 2020, Bios4You partners met for the 2nd TM. The meeting was held online due to COVID restrictions and the partners followed a clear agenda that focused on a few main objectives: IO1/IO2 (Development activities review) IO3- A1: State of the report of...
The consortium is happy to announce that the first result of the BioS4You project is now online! The project aims to engage new generations, through formal and non-formal education and active-learning activities, in STEM subjects by introducing them to the...
On May 7th at 11 am the consortium partners met in a zoom meeting for the monthly updates. During the meeting, the results of the two surveys are discussed, indeed the final report of the IO1 (RESEARCH ON HOW TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING BRING STEM TO LIFE AND...
On the 2nd and 3rd of December 2019, the kick-off meeting (KOM) of "BioS4You - Bio-Inspired STEM topics for engaging young generations” project (project number: 2019-1-DE03-KA201-060125) took place in Palermo in CEIPES’ office. BioS4You project is funded by the...