High Level webinar and workshop – Rethinking Science Education in Europe


Published on:

May 9, 2023



Monday, 22 May 2023
11.00-12.15 CET
Followed by co-creation workshop (12.15-13.00)
Online, via zoom


Strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is one of the most important levers to equip future generations with 21st century skills. As traditional STEM education is failing to provide students with the right skills to succeed in today’s interconnected world, education experts are proposing new methods of teaching and engaging with students. Education pioneers and experts advocate for modern approaches to science and related subjects such as the use of “out-of-school science activities,” open schooling and the use of arts and creative thinking (adding an “A” to STEM) to advance STEAM education.

How can education systems become future proof? What is the role of STE(A)M in building resilient societies and economies? What frameworks and new methods work? What can we do to scale them up and integrate them in education systems?

Vasyl Dunets, head of department for educational programmes at the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, will discuss how the country keeps the education system running and the role of science education in rebuilding Ukraine. What can we learn from Ukraine’s efforts to keep teaching and learning alive? And how can we help Ukraine deliver when the key moment of rebuilding the country comes?

The High-Level Webinar on Rethinking Science Education in Europe. convenes under the rubric of Road-STEAMer, a 12-partner consortium developing the STEAM Roadmap for Science Education in Horizon Europe, and Surrounded by Science, an eight-member consortium developing a new methodology for evaluating the impact of out-of-school science activities. Immediately after the roundtable discussion, Road-STEAMer will lead a co-creation workshop on the theoretical approaches to STEAM.

If you would like to attend the online roundtable and co-creation workshop, please send an email to [email protected] with “STEM Education” in the subject heading.
Only registered participants will receive the link to join the session.

High-Level Speakers:

Pamela Burnard
Professor of arts, creativities and educations, faculty of education, University of Cambridge; fellow, International Society for the Study of Creativity and Innovation; advisory board member, Global Institute of Creative Thinking; fellow, Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom; member, advisory board, Road-STEAMer

Vasyl Dunets
Head of department for educational programmes, Junior Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

Sherman Rosenfeld
Biologist and science educator, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel


Chrysoula Mitta
Director, the Lisbon Council

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