STEM Learning and New Technologies – the Interaction Design and Children Conference 2024 Workshop

Las month, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), part of the STE(A)M Learning Ecology (SLEs) project, successfully contributed the Technology-Enhanced STEM Learning in Childhood Workshop during the Interaction Design and Children Conference in Delft, Netherlands.

The primary objective of this event was to create a forum for participants to exchange knowledge and experience on how technological advancements can improve STEM learning for children, both in formal and informal contexts. The workshop information and goals are also now detailed in an article published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

The event facilitated inspiring discussions aimed at identifying challenges, best practices, and promising approaches to STEM education. Participants had the opportunity to explore the advantages and challenges of integrating emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) into STEM learning.

Dr Eleni Chatzidaki (NTNU) presented the SLEs project during the workshop, focusing on inclusive science learning paths across formal and informal education. She highlighted the “learning ecologies” integrating stakeholders to foster impactful open schooling partnerships and influence European and national educational policies through innovative frameworks.

Key highlights of the workshop included:

  • Research Presentations: Participants shared insights from their research studies, providing valuable contributions to the field
  • Group Discussions: Engaging sessions where participants delved into the advantages, challenges, and open questions associated with using technology in STEM learning experiences for children
  • Emerging Technologies: Exploration of how cutting-edge technologies can support and enhance STEM education.

This event was a unique opportunity for educators, researchers, and technology experts to collaborate and innovate in the realm of STEM learning for children. We are proud to have organized this workshop and look forward to seeing the continued impact of these discussions on the future of STEM education.

The workshop was co-created by SLEs together with Surrounded by Science and ExtenDT2.

Visit the official website for more details!

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