Traditional assessments of cognitive skills and knowledge acquisition are in place in most educational systems. These approaches, though, are not harmonised with the innovative and multidisciplinary curricula proposed by current reforms focusing on developing 21st-century skills that require in-depth understanding and authentic application. This divergence must be addressed if STEM education is to become a fulfilling learning experience and an essential part of the core education paradigm everywhere.
DISCOVERY SPACE proposes, based on rooted research in the field and long-standing experience with ICT-based innovations in education, the development of a roadmap for the AI-Enhanced Classroom for Deeper Learning in STEM that facilitates the transformation of the traditional classroom into an environment that promotes the scientific exploration and monitors and supports the development of key skills for all students.
The project starts with a foresight research exercise to increase the understanding of the potential, opportunities, barriers, accessibility issues and risks of using emerging technologies (AI-enabled assessment systems combined with AR/VR interfaces) for STEM teaching, considering at the same time a framework for the sustainable digitisation of education. The project will design an Exploratory Learning Environment (Discovery Space) to facilitate students’ inquiry and problem-solving while working with virtual and remote labs.
This will be enabled with AI-driven lifelong learning companions to provide support and guidance and with VR/AR interfaces to enhance the learning experience, facilitating collaboration and problem-solving. It will also provide Good Practices of Scenarios and pilots to equip teachers and learners with the necessary skills to use technology creatively, critically and inclusively. In this context, an adequate Teacher Training Academy in relation to the practices in the AI-Enhanced Classroom will be developed.
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
LABSLAND EXPERIMENTIA SL
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY ASSOCIATION
NUCLIO NUCLEO INTERACTIVO DE ASTRONOMIA ASSOCIACAO