During the last one year and a half I have been part of a voluntary initiative between the University of Gothenburg and the 1st Gymnasium of Rhodes which aims to introduce secondary school students to STEM through Maker and T-shaped education. As the first cycle of this project comes to a conclusion, it is time to write a short retrospective experience report. Let’s take it from the beginning.
During the autumn of 2015 along with the secondary school teacher Aggeliki Nikolaou from the 1st Gymnasium of Rhodes and associate professor Imed Hammouda from the University of Gothenburg, we took the decision to undertake an initiative that would introduce students to STEM in a different way. The students were tasked to think like Makers and get acquainted with various sought-after skills in the industry, like software engineering, agile processes, product development, 3D modeling and printing.
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