The Ekpedeftiria Bougas Primary School is participating for a second consecutive year in the European Erasmus + KA2 STEAM program . STEAM, which derives from the acronym of the words Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics,which initially aims at lifelong learning , and in the long-run in the calculated, recording of data coming from observation, speculation and experiment. It therefore approaches concepts of mathematics, engineering, physics, technology and art in a way that students understand and that are fully connected to the real world.
In order to move beyond the understanding of an experiment, to the need to perform and draw conclusions, but also to drift from memorization, to a deep understanding of the laws that govern nature, Ekpedeftiria Bouga are working with schools from Belgium, Italy, Spain and Croatia. Since December 2018, elementary school students have been studying Ancient Greek Technology in a broad context that enables them to get to know the phases of ancient Greek history, to understand the conditions, the political and economic structures and contexts and thus to understand the current level of development of Ancient Greek Engineering.
Therefore, in order to keep teachers up-to-date on technological developments and classroom management techniques , teachers visited Brussels and the schools Go! BasisschoolCampusUnesco and Go! BasisschoolDekleineGeuzen from Monday 27th January 2020. Teachers followed a 3-day program that enabled them to develop their programming skills, to use technology programs so as to approach mathematical and cultural concepts, to see techniques that help with everyday school routine .
The school focuses on preparing students for the new challenges of the 21st century that require, among other things, technological and communication skills.The Erasmus + program by introducing whatever is new , that is tailored to the learner’s needs ,contributes significantly to the exchange of knowledge, helps with coming into contact with other cultures and civilizations, and generally broadens horizons.