Welcome to the SteamCity platform
interdependent experimentation services dedicated to implementing inquiries in secondary education
The SteamCity approach
SteamCity is an Erasmus + project that started on September 1, 2022 under the coordination of the Laboratoire d'Aix-périmentation et de Bidouille, Fablab of Aix-en-Provence (France). It has been funded under the KA220-SCH call - Cooperative Partnerships in School Education for a period of 3 years.
The ambition of SteamCity is to help schools, teachers and students to adopt an inquiry-based approach to science education in the field of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics). STEAM education is an essential component of a learning continuum for all and develops active citizenship practices. Through the scientific process, human beings have the intellectual tools to become conscious and responsible actors in their relationship with the world and in the transformation of societies.
What do we refer as our "Experimentation Service"?
The SteamCity project aims to develop and offer a set of interdependent experimentation services dedicated to implementing inquiries in secondary education, to approach the themes of smart and learning territories. The project has the ambition of promoting schools as incubators for citizen science empowering the students to mobilise their interdisciplinary knowledge in the frame of social, societal, and environmental challenges.
A project supported by a solid and interdisciplinary European Consortium
SteamCity promotes experimentation for understanding the challenges faced by our territories in terms of sustainability, to make informed choices as citizens of the world. This challenge is nowadays well shared at European and International levels, through cross-country initiatives, highlighting the need for tackling this challenge collaboratively. Hence, SteamCity is based on a solid partnership composed of 8 top-level EU partners in the field of innovative STEAM education, programming-based activities and sustainability. In addition to bringing expertise complementarity, this wide repartition of our partners on the EU territory will enable us to propose data comparison activities to children, between countries with different histories and policies on sustainability, environment, energy, social care, industrial development and favour the emergence of teachers' network across the EU for stimulating open-schooling approaches.