21st century skills development and STEM in primary school

by Sofia Mysirlaki
17 April, 2015

STEM is a curriculum that creates a common space for knowledge acquisition and skills development in four specific disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These four very important elements of traditional education can be combined together in order to provide interdisciplinary courses and form the basis for an innovative way of educating students.

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Phases to solve a “programming” problem

by Mª Luz Guenaga
27 March, 2015

I have been more than 15 years teaching programming to students of first course of Engineering (industrial, computer, telecommunications) and from the very beginning I show them which are the steps to address a Programming Problem.  

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STEM from the ‘Humanities’ people point of view

by Maria Fountana
26 March, 2015

If the image of students feeling bored inside the classroom, wondering what all these numbers and shapes mean and why they are useful at all, feels somehow familiar to you, then we share some common school experience. Now that I am older, I wonder why it has been so difficult for math teachers to actually open this magical world and let us in. And I feel strangely intrigued each time I read about an innovative teaching approach which promises to expose students through playful activities to whole scientific phenomena.

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Social networks and primary school students

by Stavroula Sokoli
22 March, 2015

Hi all,
The question of how to deal with under-13 users in Make World is an issue that preoccupies us quite a lot. I’ll start with some thoughts and will do my best to organize them. At this point there does not seem to be a perfect solution and we have to look at what is a priority for the project.
Two assumptions first:
MW mission: ideally MW would be an open platform for anybody to register, no conventional classes or groups, no teacher-student relationships. The social relationships are based on following and mentoring. This has many pedagogical advantages (not to be expanded on here).

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