This project faces the challenge of giving pupils – independent of gender, social background or ethnicity – the possibility to participate in and utilize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. The project contributes to increased democratization of upper secondary and post-secondary education, but also to the democratization of the upper secondary school in itself.
Project manager Mirka Kans Other project members at Linnaeus University Lars Håkansson, Björn Citrohn, Johan Boström Participating organizations Linnaeus University, BTH, Teknikum (upper secondary school) in Växjö, Katedralskolan (upper secondary school) i Lund, GoTech, OptiWay and National Instruments Financier Vinnova Timetable 19 Nov 2018–25 Aug 2019 Subject Terotechnology and mechanical engineering (Department of mechanical engineering, Faculty of technology); NT didactics (Department of physics and electrical engineering, Faculty of technology)
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The project aims to make experimental equipment accessible to everyone, everywhere, via web interfaces. Our solution is the concept of "flipped laboratory", a distance support in the form of remote-controlled physical laboratory environments, with real measuring instruments and experimental objects, as well as teaching content based on the "flipped classroom" approach.
The solution supports all students: distance-based educational contents as support and complement to regular teaching makes learning less site-dependent and strengthens students' self-esteem in technology-related learning. It is critical that teachers feel comfortable with and can use the solution efficiently, so we also focus on high school teachers' skills development in the intended solution.
In this project phase, the conditions and needs are analyzed. The solution is then concretized and a project consortium is built.