Our world is changing rapidly. Global developments like digitalization, climate change, increasing social injustice, and migration will play a much larger role in our future lives than they do now. Those who are currently at the start of their lives – children and adolescents – will be affected most by these changes. These young people are the focus of the “International Dialogue on STEM Education” (IDoS). Around 100 representatives of leading STEM education initiatives from around the world will join decision makers from politics and civil society in discussing possibilities for future-oriented early childhood education. The most important question: How do we use STEM education to equip children and adolescents with the tools they will need to shape sustainable societies?
The conference takes place on 5 and 6 December and is being put on by “Haus der kleinen Forscher” (Little Scientists’ House) and Siemens Stiftung in Berlin. Thematically, the conference will focus on the subject of “STEM Education for Sustainable Development,” with an emphasis on early childhood education. Participants will be looking to discuss and analyze the existing structures and activities in the field of “education for sustainable development,” identify future potential, and find ways of implementing the new ideas gained at the conference in their home countries.