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The STEM Journey mission is a STEM initiative that continues its work with a complete of 12 members, together with 6 Turkish, 2 Slovak, 2 Lithuanian, 1 Polish, and 1 Croatian members. Our mission caters to the 3-6 age group and incorporates all STEM disciplines, whereas additionally integrating varied artwork actions. The primary goals of our mission are to help Twenty first-century competencies, foster college students’ scientific pondering and problem-solving expertise, and encourage them to embrace STEM fields as revolutionary and entrepreneurial people. The mission follows a month-to-month plan based mostly on the format utilized by EU tasks. We first introduce the ecosystem after which base our work on international points, aiming to create consciousness and guarantee an interdisciplinary strategy. We prioritize our college students’ creativity in the course of the engineering section of our merchandise. The mission commenced in January 2023 and concluded in Might with our ultimate product. All through the five-month course of, all companions actively participated within the mission, implementing the deliberate actions by webinar chatroom discussions and WhatsApp correspondence. Combined groups had been created to contain all companions within the planning course of, and quite a few on-line STEM trainings had been supplied to maintain companions knowledgeable and up-to-date about STEM matters.
As soon as we selected the themes to work on, we brainstormed them utilizing Google Jam net 2. Our mission targeted on three predominant themes: glaciers in February, rainforests in March, and deserts in April. We maintained an orderly strategy whereas engaged on these themes each month, following the sequence of Google Jam brainstorming and planning, importing research to Padlets, creating e-books for module outputs, conducting expertise research, and offering help to non-governmental organizations.
As expertise performs a vital function in our lives, we launched new instruments to our mission and built-in them into our actions. Moreover, we taught our college students instruments comparable to Chattrpix, jigsaw puzzles, and throwing instruments, appropriate for his or her respective age teams.
Collaboration was a key facet of our mission, encompassing each our personal introductions and mission integrative research, in addition to works associated to present points and considerations. These collaborative efforts included Water Day, Disinformation, Protected Web Day, World Hours Consciousness, Zero Waste Newspaper, eTwinning Day, glaciers with animated drawings, and STEM Discovery Week. Via on-line connections with college students and sharing STEM-related posts, Combined Workforce groups actively engaged within the mission.
By incorporating international issues and sustainable growth schooling into our mission, we emphasised the cautious use and sustainability of the atmosphere and pure assets, structured environmental information, and fostered a way of accountability. This strategy sparked curiosity amongst college students in engineering, arithmetic, science, and artwork, enabling them to develop competence in these areas. Our STEM research supplied youngsters with engineering and design expertise, permitting them to expertise holistic studying by real-life issues. The mission facilitated the event of essential, analytical, revolutionary, artistic, reasoning, problem-solving, energetic studying, and communication expertise. These findings had been derived from survey evaluation and pupil observations.
All through the mission, we prioritized the privateness and safety of our college students and raised consciousness about these points. We carried out Protected Web Day research and persistently adhered to moral guidelines and copyrights.
The creator accomplished her undergraduate schooling within the Division of Preschool Training at Gazi College, and her grasp’s diploma within the Division of Preventive Steering and Counseling Companies at Sakarya College. She has supplied trainings utilizing varied strategies and strategies all through her 14-year profession and has been engaged in STEM research for the previous 4 years. The creator is a STEM Ambassador and actively participates in quite a few eTwinning tasks and Erasmus actions.