Leaders in their Field: Promoting Early STEM Education for Sustainable Development Worldwide
The International Dialogue on STEM Education is led by an increasing number of initiatives worldwide, the "IDoS Peers", who are experts in the field of early STEM Education for Sustainable Development. As such, they each learn from one another through regular exchange in order to implement their work at home more efficiently, more effectively, and in a more knowledge-based way.
Meet the IDoS Peers
Across the globe, the International Dialogue aims to connect organisations that share a common focus of work. So far, five IDoS Peers are in frequent exchange to discuss selected topics that are relevant to state-of-the-art elementary and primary STEM Education for Sustainable Development. Another member will be presented here shortly.
"Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation
The non-profit "Haus der kleinen Forscher" Foundation is Germany's largest early childhood education initiative in the domains of science, technology, engineering/computer science, and mathematics (STEM Education). With an accompanying focus on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), the aim of the programme is to strengthen children for the future, provide them with important skills, and enable them to act in a sustainable way.
As a non-profit corporate foundation, Siemens Stiftung promotes sustainable social development, which is crucially dependent on access to basic services, high-quality education, and an understanding of culture. To this effect, the Foundation's project work supports people in taking the initiative to responsibly address current challenges.
Smithsonian Science Education Center
The Smithsonian Science Education Center is an organisation of the Smithsonian Institution dedicated to transforming "K-12" education (from kindergarten up to the twelfth grade) through science, in collaboration with communities across the globe. Using a transdisciplinary approach, they want students to understand but also explore and engage with STEM-related topics more deeply to develop a sustainable mind set.
LUMA Centre Finland
LUMA Centre Finland is a science education network of Finnish universities. Our aim is to inspire and motivate children and youth into mathematics, science and technology (STEM). To achieve our goal, we develop new methods and activities of science and technology education based on research. Furthermore, we support the life-long learning of teachers working on all levels of education from the early childhood to universities, and strengthen the development of research-based teaching.
Fondation La main à la pâte
The Fondation La main à la pâte brings together the teaching and scientific communities to improve the quality of science education in primary and middle-schools. It offers teachers a wide range of classroom and training resources to promote a lively and inclusive science that is in tune with societal issues, like sustainable development. It also coordinates local networks that support teachers, as close as possible to their needs.
Common Ground: These Criteria unite all IDoS Peer Organisations in their Work
Does your organisation meet the above criteria and is interested in joining our IDoS Network? We are happy to meet like minded initiatives from all over the world.Get in touch