Experimento in Mexico
- Experimento introduced in 2014
- In Mexico, Experimento is combined with the Mexican educational program Sistemas de Enseñanza Vivencial e Indagatoria de la Ciencia (SEVIC) from INNOVEC
- Deployed mostly in kindergartens, but also in preschool and primary schools in the states of Colima, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico’s State, Puebla, Querétaro, Tamaupilas, Veracruz, and Yucatán
- Emphasis on STEM support for girls
- Training for about 600 educators
- Around 36,000* children reached
* The number assumes that every instructed kindergarten or elementary school teacher shares the knowledge 5 times with one group or class, and a subject teacher shares it 5 times with two classes.
- Specific curricular adaptation of Experimento I 4+ and I 8+ and combination with SEVIC program from our partner institution, INNOVEC The education program Experimento was adapted for the Mexican school system in a step by step process by INNOVEC (Innovación en la Enseñanza de la Ciencia). Since then, subject modules from Experimento I 4+ and I 8+ have been specifically developed for the Mexican curriculum that incorporate new units from the SEVIC – Experimento program. These are deployed in preschools and kindergartens but are also widespread in primary schools. Harnessing the synergy of two science-based education programs enriches teaching and learning in Mexico while positively impacting continuing education for teachers.
- Targeted STEM support for girls Since 2016, Siemens Stiftung has worked together with UNESCO México to specifically promote STEM education for preschool-aged girls. This collaboration is based on an adapted version of the education program Experimento.
Oscar Calderón, teacher at Miguel Hidalgo primary school in Guanajuato
More information on the STEM Network, the role of individual partners, and current news and events can be found on our Spanish microsite for Experimento in Latin America. All adaptions for Mexico are available as open educational resources for free download on our Spanish microsite for Experimento in Latin America.