“Technology-Enhanced STEM Learning in Childhood” Workshop at the Interaction Design and Children Conference 2024

We are excited to announce that we successfully organized the Technology-Enhanced STEM Learning in Childhood Workshop during the Interaction Design and Children Conference in Delft, Netherlands, on June 17, 2024. The primary objective of this event was to create a forum for participants to exchange knowledge and experience in the field of technology-enhanced STEM learning for children, both in formal and informal settings.

The official website of the workshop is available here and the article presenting the workshop has been published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and you can find it here.

During the workshop, we facilitated inspiring discussions aimed at identifying challenges, best practices, and promising approaches to STEM education. Participants had the opportunity to explore the advantages and challenges of integrating emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), into STEM learning.

Professor Tessa Eysink from the University of Twente presented the Surrounded by Science project during the workshop, highlighting its innovative approach to STEM learning through a comprehensive digital toolbox.

Key highlights of the workshop included:

  • Research Presentations: Participants shared insights from their research studies, providing valuable contributions to the field.
  • Group Discussions: Engaging sessions where participants delved into the advantages, challenges, and open questions associated with using technology in STEM learning experiences for children.
  • Emerging Technologies: Exploration of how cutting-edge technologies can support and enhance STEM education.

This event was a unique opportunity for educators, researchers, and technology experts to collaborate and innovate in the realm of STEM learning for children. We are proud to have organized this workshop and look forward to seeing the continued impact of these discussions on the future of STEM education.