Recommendations for the teaching staff

2021/02/14 STEAM-Hezkuntza (Elhuyar Zientzia)

Ed. Pernan Goñi Olalde

What are the recommendations for STEM teaching staff? Here are some.

  1. First of all, we have to ask ourselves what vision we have of STEM. It is very possible to have many prejudices and apply them unintentionally in our students: Do we treat everyone in the same way?
  2. Build trust relationships so that students participate with peace of mind and freedom in the dynamics of the classroom.
  3. Take advantage of the non-school interests of students: we can create ties between many of these hobbies and STEM.
  4. Grouping children in various ways: changing groups is enriching, among other things because, in addition to building new relationships, they increase the possibilities of adopting different roles.
  5. Present professional STEM examples: Knowledge of STEM professionals helps to break the prejudices they can have about them. It is advisable to bring professionals with multiple profiles: biologists, engineers, doctors… Documenting around the professional before receiving the visit and preparing a small interview in the groups can increase the positive effect of this experience.
  6. Analyze news about STEM: At the same time as STEM and today, analyzing the main news messages from a gender and diversity perspective can help promote STEM.

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