Collaboration established with the Virovitica-Podravina county on the „Be STEMpatic!“ project
November 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm
The „Be STEMpatic!“ project is financed by the European Social Fund, related to the call for proposals „Encouraging work with gifted children and students at the pre-tertiary level“. The project will last for 16 months, and be implemented by the Virovitica-Podravina county in cooperation with 14 elementary schools and 7 high-schools.
The Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar will also collaborate on a number of project activities which concern the development and evaluation of models used to identify gifted students in the STEM domain.
Further activities are planned to take place in the context of the project, such as training teachers and skilled workers to successfully recognize, educate and monitor STEM gifted students; and preparing educational handbooks with comprehensive guidelines for teaching these groups.
The JOBSTEM team can offer expert insight and evidence-based recommendations to aid in the successful completion of these activities. This collaboration presents an opportunity to use the research findings from the JOBSTEM project and implement them in practice through translating scientific observations directly into the educational process, thus addressing the concrete educational needs in the STEM domain.