Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, organised an online Science Topics Networking Seminar (STNS) in collaboration with the projects SpicE – Special Education STEAM Academy and Far Beyond the Barriers. At the event, 15 experts representing various stakeholders in STEM education came together to discuss the challenges of supporting inclusive STEM learning environments.
Following the event, the observation paper INCLUSIVE STEM LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS has been produced by European Schoolnet (EUN). The paper outlines the key discussion points raised during the seminar. The main points to consider in achieving an inclusive STEM learning environment are: (1) creating a personalised strategy for each student; (2) organising teacher training programmes on how to promote inclusivity in STEM teaching; (3) eliminating barriers, such as gender inequality or socio-economic barriers; (4) implementing policies to support inclusivity; and (5) involving parents and local communities.
You can directly access the paper here: download paper
You can find out about the other Science Topics Networking Seminars here: https://www.scientix.eu/observatory