STIMULA aims to develop innovative methodologies to foster aspirations towards science and technology (S&T) careers among pupils in secondary level education, using as a strategy the active involvement of the world of work (universities, research & innovation centres, and research & development companies) in educational activities. The focus of the project is on designing, implementing and validating new educational initiatives that will generate positive outcomes relating to the project’s aims. These initiatives include:
- A pedagogical S&T guideline for initial teacher education, where innovative ways to approach more motivating S&T teaching will be provided.
- A guideline for bringing S&T closer to teachers, to provide current and future teachers with strategies to bring the world of S&T to themselves and their pupils.
- A S&T cooperation guideline for schools, with a focus on developing activities for schools to strengthen their relationships with the world of work.
- Diverse curriculum extending initiatives, aimed at fostering aspirations among pupils towards S&T careers.