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Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching

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Welcome to the MOOC Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM Teaching

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The “Innovative Practices for Engaging STEM teaching” course aims to provide teachers, school counsellors and career advisors with resources and ideas to increase students’ interest for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and careers. The course is designed in response to the worrying disengagement of young people from STEM subjects in school, and their decreasing interest in related careers.

The course is structured into 8 modules which develop a learning path from the analysis of the reasons behind students’ disaffection for STEM to the development and experimentations with innovative practices to overcome it.

Modules are composed of video lectures of about 10 to 15 min., an activity to carry out, a section of optional materials that you can consult to deepen your knowledge and a quiz to evaluate what you have learnt at the end of each module.


The first 5 modules focus on motivating and engaging students in the STEM area through different approaches such as taking part in virtual visits to research centres and the use of virtual and remote labs and other innovative tools in the classroom. The last 3 modules explore career counselling aspects, providing guidance on how to inform students on STEM careers prospects and to support them in their choice.

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The course is aimed at science, engineering, technology and math teachers, career advisers and school counselors. However, anyone with an interest in this field is welcome to join.


  1. Module 1: Increasing Students' Engagement to Study STEM
  2. Module 2: Original Teaching Practices in the STEM Classroom
  3. Module 3: Innovative STEM Teaching: Using STEM Resources from Across Europe
  4. Module 4: Discovering Virtual & Remote Labs and How to Use Them in the Classroom
  5. Module 5: Exploring STEM in the Real World - Virtual Visits to Research Centres
  6. Module 6: Helping Students to Understand What STEM Jobs Are - Career Counselling
  7. Module 7: Meeting Real-Life STEM Professionals
  8. Module 8: Dealing with Stereotypes


You will receive digital module badges for every completed module of the course as well as a course badge and a course certificate upon completion of the full course.

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.

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This course has been created by European Schoolnet with the support of the inGenious project. inGenious is the European Coordinating Body in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education aiming to reinforce young Europeans' interest in science education and careers.


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    3 hours (24 in total)