Price: 530€ (Includes course fee, entrance to sites and museums, transportation in the city during the course)
Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)
AM LearnToTeach Courses
Number of participants: 20
Teachers & school staff from primary and secondary level, and special needs.
Not-for-profit / NGO staff
Subjects & Competences
Design & Technology
Informatics / ICTMathematics / Geometry
Primary School Subjects
Building and civil works
110 I Science, technology, engineering, art & maths: Gaudí as metaphor of STEAM (Barcelona - Spain)
The term STEM was first coined by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States in the mid-nineties. STEM was the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Shortly after, at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, art education joined these four subjects to give birth to what we know today as STEAM.
In education, the use of new methodologies allows the incorporation of curricular knowledge of subjects such as art, physics, mathematics, technology etc and, at the same time, work on specific competences, attitudes and behaviours such as teamwork, digital competence, initiative or decision making, all linked by technology.
In this course, we focus on the study of a master, Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí had the ability to capture, analyse and integrate the characteristics of the environment in his works as an architect and as an interior designer. We will analyse how the natural structures were integrated to form new innovative structures, the mathematical connections in his works and the integration of geometry perfectly combined by his genius artistic ability. Gaudí is a metaphor for what STEAM methodology intends, that is, to develop the curricular matters of the scientific-mathematical field combined with art. Barcelona is an excellent place to learn about STEAM methodology, as there are numerous courses and programs available for educators and students.
Trainers will be in contact with the participants in order to solve any questions or doubts and provide advice on accommodation, airports, airlines etc. They will also familiarize participants with the website of the seminars (https://www.learntoteacheu.org/) which will be used to upload pedagogical material created during the course duration.
Course fee: 530 euros per person. It includes the course fee, entry tickets where needed, and transportation within the working days of the course. Airport transport and accommodation are not included. Please, take into consideration that sending institutions should have an insurance coverage for their participants as stated in the Erasmus+ Quality Standards for Mobilities.
Workshop 1: Welcome the participants. Introduction to the course with general information. Course Portfolio.
Visit: Modernism (Art Nouveau) Route in Barcelona. First contact with the Modernism movement.
Visit the Güell Palace
Conference: Technovation Girls, STEAM and Makers. What the municipalities can offer to the citizens and local institutions?
Workshop 2: Practical workshop with students following a STEAM activity.
Visit: Modernism Route in Sant Feliu & STEAM.
Workshop 3: Sharing experiences. How to organize in my school activities STEAM.
Visit/conference: Experience interactive installations with holograms, virtual reality and artificial intelligence through an interdimensional portal of digital arts.
Conference /Visit: Visit to Xarxa d’Ateneus de Fabricació (XAF) from the Municipality of Barcelona. Comissionat d’Innovació Digital.
Visit: Visit Sagrada Familia. The genius of Gaudí.
Workshop 4: Course portfolio: presentation of the projects and activities. Reflections/Summary of the course. Certificates. Departures
*The programme is subjected to changes in case of unforeseen circumstances.
The whole course is organized with the aim of applying all this in our teaching activities in the classroom, focusing on the 4C’s of 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity).
Additionally, studying the work of Antoni Gaudi can help students understand the connections between STEAM and art and as participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences in this field, all parties will be able to expand their knowledge in STEAM methodology.
Furthermore, we aim to facilitate our participants in their quest for networking and collaborating with other participants and institutions. Following the original objectives of Erasmus+, we take very seriously the exchange of ideas, experiences and methodologies. Thus, our day to day programme, includes theory, discussion, cultural activities and practice.
Participants are asked to create a simple activity (teaching or other) and upload in on our working platform. In this way, produced material can be shared among the group and thus, enrich their pedagogical activities obtained.
To ensure optimum enjoyment of the course, we communicate the next day's briefing and we create a group communication tool in order to avoid changes or unexpected situations. Our goal is to enhance the exprerience and to construct relationships among the participants and our trainers that can lead to future partnerships and collaborations.Our courses are thought in a way that theory and practice combine with our participants' working experiences. Exchange of practices and methodologies provide a rich environment of examples and ideas that each one can transfer to their own reality and with their own means. The pedagogical material that we offer can be used, open and free under Creative Commons (CC) which is one of the criteria of Erasmus+. We always try to meet all methodologies so our material is always linked to ICT for those who can apply them in their teaching process.
We take our participants' personal development seriously and consequently, we offer a Certificate of Attendance that is in line with the specifications of Erasmus Quality Standards for Mobilities. The Certificate states the number of hours of the course (30), the place and date of the course and the participant's name. Our participants usually need to produce a simple activity/product which will be uploaded in our working platform. Upon the completion of this task, the participants can receive the certificate.
We also certify and sign the Mobility Agreement, Quality Commitment and Europass Mobility or any other document our participants wish to obtain in order to comply with Erasmus+ and/or their personal development.