International Perspectives in STEM Education

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      • Rosa Doran
        April 14, 2021 at 4:52 pm #18096
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        International Perspectives in STEM Education

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        • Rosa Doran
          April 18, 2021 at 9:36 pm #18477

          Hello everyone. I am Rosa Doran. I am a science educator with a previous life in High Energy and Gravitation, in particular studying Black Holes :-), my passion. But life brought me to the realm of Science Education and nowadays I devote my live EMPOWERING EDUCATORS across the world. I had already the privilege of visiting over 50 countries and have friends in over 100 countries. Our efforts already reached over 60 000 teachers at a global level. My dream is to find more and more schools where STEAM education is the current practice, where educators work together in modern environments and students are “re-discovering” the world with their creativity, critical thinking and desire to become change makers of their generation.

          • Scott Sleap
            April 19, 2021 at 7:16 am #18487

            So great to have you on board Rosa as our international STEM expert, your background and passion for supporting teachers is remarkable.

              • Rosa Doran
                April 19, 2021 at 1:59 pm #18508

                Pleasure to be here Scott. It is very interesting to see how COSPAR-K is handling the online encounters. Do you expect to have a lot of international interest in this discussions from now on? Will educators from around the world be able to interact and participate in the already planned events. It is sad that we cant be all together in Australia but on the other hand, it is a great opportunity for global conversations.

              • wjreagin@gmail.com
                April 19, 2021 at 11:51 am #18498

                Hello all!

                I think it is so important to have this thread as part of the larger conversation. I currently serve as IB Career-related Programme Coordinator at a large international school in South Korea. I also teach ‘design’ education to students aged 12-18. I am very excited to engage with anyone wanting to discuss STEM education internationally. In fact, this topic comes up regularly on my podcast about this very topic: Design Cast Podcast. I look forward to interacting soon!

                  • Rosa Doran
                    April 19, 2021 at 1:55 pm #18507

                    Wow. Design education to students. Can you tell us a bit more about your work with them. What is it exactly that you develop with them? Also tells a bit more about your podcast.

                      • wjreagin@gmail.com
                        April 19, 2021 at 3:04 pm #18520

                        For the most part I teach an age-appropriate Design & Technology or Technology & Engineering course. We have a framework that follow from the IBO. It does give us complete freedom as to the skills and content, but there are ‘criteria’ that we must use to deliver the classes.

                        My podcast is all about Design and STEM/STEAM education around the world. There are 55 episodes so far and I would love to have some feedback!

                          • Rosa Doran
                            April 19, 2021 at 5:34 pm #18532

                            What is IBO? I will certainly listen to your podcast. Thank you for sharing.

                        • Splat 3D (Design Nuts Pty Ltd)
                          April 19, 2021 at 3:34 pm #18526

                          Hi wjreagin@gmail.com

                          I’m an IB trained teacher also. I will check out your Design Podcast. Can you send me the link? I am also hosting the STEM vs STEAM and the Power of Design Thinking forums. Come say hi!

                          Kind regards, Kylie

                            • wjreagin@gmail.com
                              June 3, 2021 at 11:01 am #18644

                              Hi Kylie, So sorry for the delay in my reply. For some reason the notifications for this forum paused and I didn’t realize you replied! The link to Design Cast Podcast is: https://anchor.fm/design-cast-podcast Would love to hear your thoughts!

                          • irandall@meriden.nsw.edu.au
                            April 19, 2021 at 2:26 pm #18511

                            Greetings Rosa,

                            I had great success bringing my innovation to a global audience when encountering resistance in Australia. Having a global perspective is critical.

                            Ian Randall

                            Regards,
                            Ian

                              • Rosa Doran
                                April 19, 2021 at 5:31 pm #18531

                                How did you do it Ian? What are you working on?

                                  • irandall@meriden.nsw.edu.au
                                    April 19, 2021 at 5:46 pm #18535

                                    Thanks Rosa,
                                    Apart from my teaching, I am working with a number of Olympic teams preparing for Tokyo.
                                    With less than 100 days, more teams trialling my design with ‘test’ athletes.
                                    Just last night the winner of the Dutch National Championships used my design, so we are continuing to see an international uptake of my design.

                                • Rosa Doran
                                  April 19, 2021 at 6:12 pm #18543

                                  I would like to ask all the visitor to tell me what in your opinion is STEM education and if you are an advocate for STEAM education, with the arts included. Since I am an astronomer I would like to know if anyone has experience with STEAM for Astronomy 🙂

                                    • Splat 3D (Design Nuts Pty Ltd)
                                      April 19, 2021 at 6:26 pm #18549

                                      Hi Rosa,

                                      We created a great interactive astronomy STEAM ‘Paint the Sky’ project for COSPAR-K. Corey Tutt (Keynote here) contributed. Feel free to request the online resources from myself or Dr Scott Sleap. Teachers and students loved it.

                                      Kind regards, Kylie

                                        • Rosa Doran
                                          April 19, 2021 at 11:07 pm #18554

                                          Kylie, I have replied via email but I guess it does not work for this forum. Please let me know all about your project. The tittle is already so inspiring. Please share. My email is rosa.doran@gmail.com.

                                      • Rosa Doran
                                        April 19, 2021 at 7:07 pm #18552

                                        I also would like to see experiences of educators on STEAM or STEM for astronomy lessons.. Any ideas being adventured out there ? What about space exploration?

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