The project “Indiana Jos – Naturwëssenschaft an Technik entdecken” offers STEM-activities for children, between the ages of 2 and 12 years, and a training program for STEM-interested pedagogues. Both is offered to non-formal and formal educational structures such as Crèches, Maison Relais Pour Enfants and Primary Schools.
In our public events we promote science to a target lay audience in collaboration with STEM-related research institutes. We follow a hands-on approach, which allows children to become researchers themselves in current themes of research. In 2020 we will organize a series of events, the “Indiana Jos Tour”, where researchers can promote their work and offer a hands-on workshop.
In 2021, on the occasion of our 10 year anniversary we will host a public symposium for STEM-education and in 2022 the “Indiana Jos Girls Tour” will address the gender gap in science with workshops that will be designed to especially appeal to girls. Each year will end with a “Researcher’s Market”, an event, where collaboration partners and STEM-pedagogues can promote their work and offer related workshops in a STEM-education fair to groups of children from non-formal and formal institutions.
Our public workshops and our training program can be booked online. The needed material and necessary equipment for the workshops, will be offered through the “Indiana Jos Fuerscherbus”. Within elisabeth we strive to include modern digital technology to address the challenge of ICT related STEM-education. Therefore we will train pedagogues in using SLR-cameras, USB-microscopes, beamers and tablets for the research- and documentation-process of the children participating in our STEM-activities.
We aim for trans-institutional, cooperative challenges within elisabteh to offer group related experiences, which emphasize on STEM-literacy of the group as a base of knowledge for the individual to accomplish a collective goal of the challenge. The challenges will be developed through the internal networking events of elisabeth.