About 3D STEAM project

The project 3D STEAM (having the full name “Accelerating STEAM-related Knowledge and Skills via 3D Modelling and 3D Printing”) intends to assist future pre-service and in-service teachers to plan and carry out teaching activities with 3D modelling through a STEAM-based transdisciplinary approach.

Our principal aim is to design and develop university teacher training courses fostering 3D modelling skills of pre-service teachers with a variety of technologies as well as to reach a wider audience and students through such approaches. In addition, we plan to support teacher training in the participating countries and beyond. It will be accomplished through:

  • Designing, developing and implementing teaching approaches with 3D modelling involving a variety of technologies and STEAM-based transdisciplinary approaches for future teachers;
  • Promoting the learning to learn approach primarily by “learning to do” tasks enhancing creativity and production of 3D models;
  • Developing a MOOC to support both teacher training and school-based STEAM learning;
  • Facilitating equal access to STEAM learning among educators and learners of diverse fields of science, technology and arts;
  • Supporting partner countries in their efforts to integrate STEAM approaches into their curricula and teacher training.

In the end of the project, there will be a set of tasks and activities for both in-class and online courses which will be used (a) for teacher training and (b) for their free usage in their classrooms related to 3D modelling and STEAM-based transdisciplinary education. Groups of pre-service and in-service teachers in each participating country will be trained. An open repository of high-quality teaching and learning resources will be created; all its elements will be tested and critically evaluated prior their storage.

To disseminate project results to a wider audience, the project team will exploit its efforts for promoting 3D modelling and STEAM education and consult interested individual and groups using a MOOC as well as face-to-face consultations.