"Beyond the classroom: rethinking STEAM education" conference (15 February 2024, Brussels)

Join us, along with partners from the Open Schooling Together network, for a conference exploring pathways to innovate STEAM education through education outside the classroom practices.  

With proven positive cognitive, affective, interpersonal, and behavioural effects, out-of-school educational settings, such as outdoor activities, fieldtrips, museums, scientific centres, community settings, enhanced digital learning, have the potential to increase young people’s interest in scientific topics. Starting in September 2021, OTTER has been working on developing Education Outside the Classroom (EOC) methods and exploring their implementation in European settings, while investigating how this can help improve acquisition of scientific knowledge and transferable skills in students, specifically in the field of environmental sustainability.  

Addressing education stakeholders - from policymakers and advisors, to teachers, researchers and other practitioners – this conference will not only present OTTER’s main results, but it will also provide a broader perspective on pathways to propel STEAM education in Europe with input from experts involved in various open schooling projects. This event will also be an opportunity to discover innovative practices and methodologies in STEAM education related to education outside the classroom and engage in concrete discussions on pathways to apply them in real-life settings.  

We will also have a poster exhibition - we welcome contributions from other projects related to advancing open schooling and outside-the-classroom education. In terms of format, we are looking at A0 size, vertical. Fill in this form if you want to send a poster. 

The event will take place at NH Hotels Carrefour de L'Europe (address: Rue Marche aux Herbes, Rue du Marché aux Herbes 110, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium).

REGISTER free of charge here

Take a look at the event agenda below and follow our website for any updates. You can also download the agenda at this link