Developing teachers'/students' science capital and intercultural understanding via STEAM education

Project Summary

13 August 2018

Sector: Education
Country location: Australia
Grantee: Macquarie University, Sydney

teachers standing around a table in discussion with caption in photo. Australia-Korea Collaboration in Developing Science Capital and Intercultural Understanding via STEAM Education

K- 6 teachers and educators were invited and our project team shared the STEAM modules developed by the Australia-Korea collaborative research team. Credit: Sang Mok Lee.

Project Description

This project aims to increase teachers’ and students’ science capital by involving them in experiences that situate the teaching/learning of science in the context of social-cultural events and cross-cultural interactions. The main activity will be the production and delivery of an online professional development program to equip Australian and Korean teachers with the theoretical model, knowledge, and skills for integrating the arts into STEM lessons. Participating teachers from the two countries will collaborate to develop STEAM lessons (lessons which incorporate the arts into the students’ science learning process), which will provide students with opportunities to observe the role of science in everyday events in their own culture and in the culture of the other country. Australian and Korean students in the project will engage in video conferencing and sharing of learning artefacts through the project’s online platform. These student activities are designed to develop intercultural understanding while engaged in the process of knowledge construction in science.

Key dates:

  • Project Team Webinar 1, Sydney, Seoul, 01 November 2018 to 02 November 2018
  • Project Team Webinar 2, Sydney, Seoul, Pusan, 08 November 2018 to 09 November 2018
  • Project Team Webinars, Sydney, Seoul, Pusan, 06 December 2018 to 07 December 2018
  • Symposium at MQ, Sydney, 28 June 2019 to 04 July 2019
  • An science-art exhibition, Sydney and Seoul, 13 January 2020 to 30 January 2020
  • Award presentation ceremony, Sydney and Seoul, 21 December 2020 to 30 December 2020

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/interculturalSTEAM/

Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $33,000.00



Last Updated: 7 August 2018