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News | Education | 28. August 2018
STEAM education in Latin America: Two conferences move the issue forward
The promotion of STEAM education, that is, science and technology training enhanced by creativity, art and culture, is one of the major education innovations in Latin America. The Pacific Alliance Meeting of the Experimento partner organizations and the Seminario Internacional STEAM were recently held in succession in the capital of Peru. Representatives from politics, science Read More...
News | Education | 23. July 2018
Service-learning for a STEM education with an emphasis on value promotion: Web-based training introduces the topic and supports teachers in taking the first steps toward implementation.
Out of the “Service-Learning in STEM subjects” model project, which was put together by Siemens Stiftung and the Foundation for Learning through Civic Engagement, an online course of the same name has emerged for teachers. Because it is web-based, there is flexibility in the way it can be put together – in terms of environment, Read More...
News | Education | 16. July 2018
Mandela School of Science and Technology honors Madiba’s legacy
Nelson Mandela is a role model around the world for what a confident, responsible and values-oriented leader can achieve for a society. On the 18th of July 2018, Madiba, as he’s affectionately called in his home country, would have turned 100 years old. In honor of this special occasion, Siemens Stiftung and the African Leadership Read More...
News | Education | 10. July 2018
Nathalie von Siemens on values promotion and STEM in the digital age
“Young people need the trio of knowledge, skills and character more than ever before today,” Nathalie von Siemens said at the MehrWert MINT conference (“AddedValue STEM”) that was held on July 6 as part of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Over the course of the morning, the highly Read More...
Press release | Education | 14. June 2018
The STEM patchwork: Are we wasting our opportunities?
A consensus on the importance of STEM education has existed for more than 20 years now. During this period, a broad range of initiatives and programs have been developed to promote courses in these areas as well. Nevertheless, children and adolescents show little interest in natural sciences, and the shortage of skilled employees in STEM-related Read More...
Press release | Education | 7. June 2018
Working together for a national STEM strategy
June 7, 2018 – At today’s National STEM Summit, members of the Nationales MINT Forum (National STEM Forum Germany) are calling for a regular dialog with federal, regional, and municipal authorities in order to collaboratively develop a national STEM strategy. The Nationales MINT Forum has identified six core concerns as useful starting points. These will Read More...
Press release | Education | 18. May 2018
Teach research-based learning! Conduct modern lessons and turn children into explorers
Siemens Stiftung and University of Oldenburg are teaming together to introduce aspiring primary school teachers to modern teaching methods in science and technology education. The goal is to bring university students pursuing a teaching degree up to speed on the techniques and didactics of research-based learning. Siemens Stiftung’s international education program Experimento had been added Read More...
Press release | Education | 26. April 2018
Digital teaching material for STEM subjects: quality-checked, open and free
The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal now offers unrestricted media access without registration, its own student area and other useful functions for teachers. With the newly exclusive CC licensing, teachers throughout the world can modify downloaded classroom material to meet their didactical and cultural needs and then share it. The Siemens Stiftung Media Portal has provided Read More...
News | Education | 25. April 2018
National STEM Summit 2018: A focus on quality assurance and impact orientation
The sixth National STEM Summit will be held on June 7, 2018, in Berlin: The focal points of the conference will be the quality and impact of non-school STEM initiatives as well as the structure of future-proof STEM education within the school ecosystem. Members of the Nationales MINT Forum will join decision makers on a Read More...
News | Education | 6. December 2017
Nathalie von Siemens honored for international educational commitment
From December 4–5, the foundation Siemens Stiftung participated at INNOVEC (Innovation in Science Education, Innovación en la Enseñanza de la Ciencia A. C.) 9th International Conference on Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE at El Colegio Nacional, Mexico City). The event was organized by INNOVEC and the United States-Mexico Foundation for Science (Fumec) with the support of Read More...
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