The #livingSTEM project will help educators teach STEM and science through practical examples and exercises related to permaculture. The project will establish partnerships with external stakeholders in the field of Permaculture in order to create a collection of activities for children from 10 to 14 years old, to discover science from a different perspective.
The #livingSTEM project provides a full learning experience linking in-class learning and field activities with a gamification system, allowing children to discover the daily use of STEM in playful settings. The project will be a gateway to secondary scientific courses while raising awareness of the impact of Global Warming on the environment. It will also promote a sustainable lifestyle that can be reached by changing daily consumption habits.
Through all these activities, students will discover nature, food, and the environment in a competence-based approach, which will allow them to observe and use their experience to learn new concepts, develop new skills, and reflect on their own lifestyles. They will become actively responsible for their own learning process.
The aim is to make them discover the various topics related to permaculture through fun in- and outdoor practical activities and games, which will allow them to observe and experience things directly on-site. This kind of hands-on experience will stick to memory better than just theory, and will also engage learners with Specific Learning Difficulties.
The #livingSTEM project will be implemented by seven organizations from six EU countries: Belgium, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Poland and Cyprus.
Together, the partners will create innovative learning material in seven languages.
The following tools will be available freely and online:
- The #livingSTEM manual for Permaculture;
- The #livingSTEM Gamification System, with a:
- Set of practical Activities
- Deck of Cards;
- Ideal Kitchen Garden Game;
- Ideal Menu Game;
- Practical #livingSTEM videos and testimonies;
The #livingSTEM Project is co-financed by the ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union, and will be implemented from November 2019 to October 2021. This website and the project content reflects the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
(Project code: 2019-1-BE01-KA201-050529).