STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals

STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable development, “Development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”

STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals is holistic and transformational education which addresses learning content and outcomes, pedagogy and the learning environment.

An important aspect of achieving sustainable goals is the use of innovative technologies, for example to improve access to food, clean water, healthcare and affordable and clean energy (SDGs 2, 6, 3 and 7). It is also about the protection of ecosystems and mitigation of climate change (SDG 14, 15 and 13). Technological change also plays a decisive role in the design of sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and in the area of ​​responsible consumption and production (SDG 12). Issues such as digitization and big data and artificial intelligence will become increasingly important in various fields such as medicine, mobility, and the design of smart cities. New Normally, change is no longer a preference, the issue of accepting or not accepting change is over. Now it’s all about how quickly you can adapt to change. For this reason, in the 21st century, especially STEM education aims to develop and offer innovative solutions to global issues directly related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The quantum leap in technology forces us to rethink the ways we train in STEM and non-STEM fields as well. Sustainable STEM pedagogy; Daily Life Skills, Natural Environment Knowledge, Values ​​and Ethics include the acculturation of its components and helps children acquire skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration and entrepreneurship in the 21st century, especially for the solution of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. As the demand for roles bridging the gap between humans and machines increases, tomorrow’s jobs will largely depend on a good grasp of STEM issues.

Video below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OHOaHGn9zetdkuG8qlluhibeHy9YP1o6/view

We held our event online during STEM Discovery Week. We gave our students 17 global problems as daily life problems. We asked them to define this problem, collect information about the problem, produce solutions and create a prototype. Using the Design Thinking technique, we used the collaborative learning tool “padlet” in our inquiry-based learning activities.

https://padlet.com/celebikalkan/sdg

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10 thoughts on “STEM Education for Sustainable Development Goals

  1. We would like to thank our teacher who contributed to this project. Thanks to him, we had a very fun and informative time. We thank everyone who contributed.

  2. Araştırarak,eğlenerek,keyifli şekilde öğrenmek aslında tamda budur.Kızım Zeynep YILDIZ ‘ın yapmış olduğu her etkinlikte,her araştırmada çok değerli bilgiler ve beceriler kendisine katmaktadır.Bütün bunların da Eğitim ve sosyal hayatında çok kıymetli ve değerli katkılar sağlayacağından şüphem yok. Çocuklarımıza yapmış olduğu kıymetli katkılarından dolayı öğretmenimiz Çelebi KALKAN”a çok teşekkür ederim.

  3. Bu güzel projede eğitimin önemi araştırmanın değerini daha da iyi anladık.Göstermiş olduğu ilgi ve alakadan dolayı hocamız Çelebi KALKAN a teşekkür ederiz.

  4. STEM education for my daughter Zeynep TURAN By supporting critical thinking, teamwork, cooperation and communication. He mediated the formation of innovation, creativity and problem solving skills. In addition, it developed its Democratic and humanitarian values. I would like to thank our teacher Çelebi KALKAN, my daughter Zeynep TURAN, who was a pioneer in this education, and on my behalf.

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