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Learn STEM: Pedagogical innovations for STEM education

About This Course "Learn STEM: Pedagogical innovations for STEM education"

This open online course will introduce you to pedagogical innovations for STEM education first. We will present the Pedagogical Model Learn STEM that was developed in European collbaboration of researchers, school teachers and headmasters. It is based on the Mixed Methods research by the Learn STEM consortium coordinated by the Open University of the Netherlands. Furthermore, you will explore practical tools for innovative STEM education. This online course will take four weeks and will include an opportunity to define and select a related project with online collaboration and follow up in small groups.

The course will be offered in combination with an online community. The online community will allow you to connect with all other teachers and headmasters interested in innovative STEM education. You can build your personal network, share experiences and latest news as well as discuss practical questions and implementations. You decide if you prefer to define and create your personal network or to select and join an existing network at local, regional or global level.

That is a unique opportunity: We are combining a live Online course and an Online community!
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We are looking forward to our online communication and collaboration!

Learning Objectives

In the live Online Course you will develop a general understanding of the concept of innovative STEM education and get insights in Pedagogical Model Learn STEM and practical tools that underpin it. In the first week, you will study ... Furthermore, you will get in the second week a more in-depth view of ... In the third week of this course, you will also learn about ... Finally, you will be able in the fourth week to form and underpin your own opinion on how ...


There are no prerequisites or requirements of competences, skills or knowledge for you to take this course: You only need internet access and interest in the topic!

Course Staff

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Dr. Christian M. Stracke

Dr. Christian M. Stracke is ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) ( In addition he is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, and Adjunct Professor at the Korea National Open University (KNOU) in Seoul. As an internationally recognized expert and innovator, his main working fields are Open Education, technology-enhanced learning, educational policies and philosophy, learning innovations and quality, impact assessment and competence modelling. He holds a PhD in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and a Magister Artium (M.A.) in Educational Sciences from the University of Bonn (Germany). He is senior researcher and strategy consultant with international reputation and numerous references for learning policies, innovations and quality in all learning sectors. He is author and editor of numerous scientific books, articles, handbook chapters, and standards on learning innovations and quality. Many research projects (100+, > 50 Mio EUR) were and are managed and supervised as coordinator and quality manager by him. His latest news online: and on twitter: @ChrMStracke.

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Dr. Irene Skuballa

Dr. Irene Skuballa is Assistant Professor at the Open University of the Netherlands ...

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This Online Course and Community is offered by the Learn STEM consortium, see: