Selecting a proper approach of action-based-learning

One of the aims of the eSTEM project is to support and facilitate teachers in designing their teaching in the context of inquiry-, scenario-, problem– & dataset-based learning. To use these action-based-learning methodologies for one’s own teaching is not trivial, and it requires careful planning.

The eSTEM project partners have already invested a lot of time, creativity and commitment in developing different tools to support teachers who want to innovate their teaching. The Theoretical Backgrounds (TB) have been developed in short and long versions to describe the methodology and to communicate its advantages and challenges as precisely as possible. The Pedagogical Guidelines (PG) are also intended to offer more concrete support; in addition to examples of possible adaptations of the methodologies, they contain assistance and checklists for preparing ones own teaching sequences. Finally, the e-learning courses supplement the pedagogical support by providing an interactive introduction to the respective methodologies and providing concrete tips on how to use the tools.

The toolboxes (TB, PG, E-Course) are intended to help the teachers as much as possible with the new conception of their own courses, the AI-based SuperFastLearningMachine (SFLM, along with the TG) are then intended to analyse teaching-learning materials and, in the sense of an action-based methodology, supporting the teachers in the content creation for  their teaching sequence.

In order for the teachers to be able to decide on a methodology that is suitable for them, a self-assessment tool is supposed to be helpful. This tool should take up as many views as possible from the teachers regarding their expectations of future action-based teaching and make a recommendation for one of the methodologies used within the framework of the project. 

In doing so, certain parameters of the respective methodologies should contribute to the decision-making process. The project partners, the international experts of the respective methodologies, will define these parameters at the upcoming project meeting in Bordeaux on 9/10 June 22.