Full project title
STEAMing Up Sustainability for Sustainable Development Goals

Project Acronym:
STEAMing Up

Reference No:
2021-1-SE01-KA220-SCH-000023584

Coordinator/applicant
Runstensskolan

Country of coordinator
Sweden

Programme/fund
Erasmus+

Project duration
2022-02-21 - 2024-02-20

Partner Organizations:
Lusófona University, Transportation Services Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Yenişehir Anadolu İmam Hatip High School, Academy for International Science and Research, Drustvo Bodi svetloba

Project website
https://www.steamsustainablegoals.eu/

Social media
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083532872487

In the face of complex global challenges, concerted action is crucial across multiple domains, including education, research, innovation, and cultural engagement. A key part of promoting the green transition is embedding sustainable development within the educational sphere.
Aligned with the EU 2025 vision that highlights digitalization and eco-friendly practices, UNESCO underscores the pivotal role of education in enabling populations to comprehend and tackle the ramifications of climate change. Teachers stand at the forefront of this green transition, playing an essential role.
Schools and educators are tasked with helping students grasp the complexities of environmental challenges, equipping them to become proactive change-makers. To fulfill this critical function, they require continuous support, inspirational models, and opportunities for professional growth.
The STEAMing Up project, informed by needs analysis surveys and SWOT analysis outcomes from our partner institutions, identifies a pressing requirement for the incorporation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with STEM educational methodologies and e-learning platforms. The project aims to enhance our educators’ competencies by amalgamating SDGs with STEM methodologies, facilitating profound learning experiences for various age groups, from primary school (ages 6-12) and secondary school (ages 12-15) to high school (ages 15-18) and adult learners (18+).

To assist schools in realizing their Eco-School aspirations, the project proposes a suite of initiatives: establishing an eco-community, conducting a sustainability audit, devising a concrete action plan, tracking progress, connecting with curricular objectives, and engaging all educational stakeholders.

To support teachers in integrating SDGs into their STEM lessons, two key resources have been developed : a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and a lesson plan book. These tools are designed to provide educators with the knowledge and practical applications needed to inspire and enact change towards a more sustainable future.