The RAVALSTEAM project is launched in the course 2018-19 to support the work of teachers working in the promotion of interest in STEAM activities in schools of the Ciutat Vella district in Barcelona (the Drassanes School and the Milà i Fontanals High School), based on the success of the previous collaborations established in 2017-18 (details).
The program includes 100 hours of work of UPF researchers in each of the centers. The program has been designed specifically to align with the educational projects of the centers, to include research results by the different teams working at DTIC-UPF on educational technologies and collaborative processes, and the inclusion of gender-perspective in actions promoting the interest in STEAM areas:
- Milà i Fontanals: Interactive design (using technologies such as arduino, 3D printing or programming) and the design of a new digital magazine by students (by Marie Monique Schaper and Laura Malinverni)
- Drassanes School: 3D printing, interactive design and videogame design with Scratch (by Patricia Santos, Marie Monique Schaper and Milica Vujovic)
The actions include an impact assessment of the activities, the use of the ILDE collaborative platform for teachers and the results of the ChangeMakers project on Design Thinking applied to classroom, all from the Research Group on Educational Technologies at UPF and linked to the María de Maeztu Educational Data Science project.
The program is supported by the Pla de Barris raval Sud - Gòtic Sud of the Barcelona City Council.
- RAVALSTEAM, un proyecto educativo para Ciutat Vella (El Economista, 12/11/2018). Original UPF press release.