The STEM Education Programme – a new programmme of the Legia Foundation
As technology continues to evolve at a global level, there is a growing demand for people who are experts in the following fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). It is forecasted that in 2015-2025, 8.2 million jobs in the STEM sector will be created in the European Union. These numbers show how extremely important it is to disseminate STEM education to all members of society.
The EFDN STEM Education through Football programme was created to help meet this need and make these types of jobs more accessible to people from all walks of life. Therefore, one of the main objectives of the program is “to support the digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups through partnerships between schools, businesses and the public sector”. The main target group of the project is disadvantaged young people who did not have access to education or STEM programs. In addition, the project aims to reach children who have become alienated from STEM subjects in the past due to traditional teaching methods.
Another goal of the project is to change the way children perceive these subjects and to modify the approach to their teaching, which is extremely important, but still has no practical application in many countries. The STEM methodology that has been used as the basis of this program focuses primarily on soccer-related activity sessions, but also addresses topics such as geometry, math, art, and engineering. The six lessons that you will conduct over the course of 10 weeks will heavily involve programming in two development environments: drawing and block.
The foundation will conduct a pilot edition for 200 students from Primary School No. 356 in Warsaw.