STEM – Research – Department of Teacher Education
STEMkey (2020-2023) is an Eramus+ project which aims to transform future teachers’ approach to teaching standard STEM topics. To achieve that, we want to rethink, reshape and redirect the delivery of fundamental STEM subject knowledge in the direction of key competence development. In STEMkey, 12 partners from institutions across Europe will develop innovative teaching modules for initial teacher education to help future teachers connect standard STEM topics to real-life contexts, using an interdisciplinary approach.
The team from NTNU will design a teaching module on the periodic system and the chemical elements. By generating curiosity-driven, contextualized teaching, we hope to motivate students to in-depth learning in chemistry. The module will include hands-on interaction with samples of elements as well as 3D models of the periodic system. By selecting elements that the students might know from their everyday lives, and disseminate about their applications in society– we connect the “inhabitants” of the periodic system, and thereby the system itself to real-life contexts. The 3D models will demonstrate that the periodic system is clearly not just a table – it is a system with “hidden” information.
- Read more about STEMkey: New Erasmus+ Project STEMkey – ICSE – International Centre for Stem Education
- Read more about ICSE, International Centre for STEM Education: ICSE – International Centre for Stem Education
The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
Members of research project
Per-Odd Eggen Associate Professor+47-73551136 +47-90994382 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Physics
Unni Eikeseth Associate Professor+47-73412824 +47-99603335 email@example.com Department of Teacher Education
Festo Kayima Associate Professor -Chemistry didactics+47-73559695 +47-96872197 firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Teacher Education
Rolf Jonas Persson Associate Professor+47-73551127 email@example.com Department of Physics