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STEAM Education

"Creating a fun learning environment oriented in reality" Summary Purpose Objectives Summary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is an educational framework that brings reality into classroom by connecting different subjects together in a way that they will relate to both the real and businessworld and to each other. STEAM is the secondstep of STEM education, in which one incorporates the artisticand design-relatedskills and thinking processes to student-learning process. As such, STEAM educationis posed to be genderinclusive and accessible for all levels of technicalabilities. STEAM educationprovides an…

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ICT in Inclusive Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Nowadays, it is widely accepted that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used in every step of education. Educators and students face a great challenge and have to cover a distance that separates the knowledge and skills given by schools, today, from the knowledge and skills necessary for the future of the citizens of the emerging knowledge society. Moreover, ICT under pedagogical conditions can be one of the most important tools for educators and students to develop cognitive, social and technological skills in order…

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Inclusive Education for All

"The approach of differentiated teaching with the adoption of innovative methods and new technologies." Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Inclusive education is a modern educational approach whose main objective is to ensure equal access for all pupils to the educational good and to overcome the structural obstacles and stereotypes of the system that make it unable to respond to the heterogeneity of the needs of the students. Inclusive education values diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. In a truly inclusive setting, every child feels…

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Robotics in STEAM Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary The speed of change in our society has been accelerating since the birth of the Internet. New technological tools are being introduced into our daily life more rapidly than ever before. Among a lot of various technological advancements, the speed of the changes that robotics technology has created has been drastically increasing in recent years. Despite all the drastic changes taking place in the world, public education has maintained almost the same system since its establishment in the middle of the nineteenth century. Although…

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Environmental Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Environmental Education (EE) aims at teaching childrenfrom a young age to be environmentally aware, offering the perfect chance for educators to build lifelong habits that could potentially make a significant difference in the future of our planet. Sustainability and Environment are recognized within public discourse as crucial topics. Consequently, it is essential to realize that the concept of Environmental Education is continually changingtowards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). ESD containsall the goalsand principles of EE but it also aims at the transformation of human…

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Stress Management in Schools

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Stress is an inevitable and necessary -to a degree-component of life. Excessive stress can become a disease-promoting agent and constitutes a major health concern today. While some stressors can be avoided and others need to be confronted, in the end, a good balance of stress in one’s life can be healthy, andgrow promoting in terms of one’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Stress coping strategies acquired through experience, vary individually, withsome appropriate and successful, and others inappropriate and unsuccessful. Many of these coping…

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Prevention of Violence and Child Abuse

Summary Objectives Summary In an everyday changing environment, it is vital for schools to be able to identifyviolent behavior among studentsin a prior stage in order to implementprevention strategies that affecttheentire community. Teachersare often in a stickyposition when it comes to school violence, a fact that puts them at risk for much of the same abuse as children in their schools,but also assigns them the role of protector for a good part of each day. While school violenceis everyone’s problem, teachers are in a valuable position when it…

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Reducing Early School Leaving – Treatment and Prevention of Dropouts

Summary Objectives Summary Every year in Europe thousands of young people, leave school within their attendance without completing education initiated; a fact that leads to the consequence that there is no possibility of training, employment outlook and often leads to deadlock professional and social exclusion. In this course, we will initially highlight the role of the school in the treatment and prevention of dropouts and the contribution of school not only in learning, but also to the positive development and promotion of mental health of students. We will…

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3D Printing and Robotics in Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary 3D printers are receiving a lot of interest in the educational space, and are frequently cited as a new catalyst for learning. Certainly, this revolutionary technology is helping teachers to reach a level of student engagement that is almost impossible to recreate from a textbook. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by…

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Intercultural Education

"Psychological-social adjustment and learning of students of various national and cultural groups." Summary Purpose Objectives Summary In order to address the problems encountered in recent decadesafter the influxof immigrants in educational contexts in Europe and the US, experimental education models were elaborated and applied in order to smooth integration and psychological-social adjustment and learning of students of various nationaland cultural groupsin the education systems of countries hostingmigrants. The variousforms of educational approaches are known with differentdefinitions such as multicultural, intercultural or antiracist education, education for diversity and citizenship,…

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