CDC in STEM Education



Basic Topics
  1. CDC in Science Education
  2. CDC in Mathematics Education

The duration of the session is 9 hours (3 reading+3 learning+3 working/practicing)

  • Develop students’ confidence in leading initiatives and developing educational programs for EDC/HRE/IE in STEM Education.
  • Familiarize students with key tools on EDC/HRE including the Council of Europe’s Framework for development of democratic culture in STEM Education
Learning outcomes

The participants after completing the session they will be able to:

  1. Understand that scientists are part of a community: anyone can contribute to science.
  2. Understand that success in scientific endeavours comes through working together.
  3. Employ critical thinking in regards to the manner in which data is presented.
Outcomes and CDC
  • Knowledge and critical understanding
    • Knowledge and critical understanding of history, media, economies, environment and sustainability
      • 2058, Can reflect critically on the connections between economic, social, political and environmental processes
  • Values
    • Valuing cultural diversity 
      • 201, Promotes the view that we should be tolerant of the different beliefs that are held by others in society 
      • 204, Expresses the view that the cultural diversity  within a society should be positively valued and appreciated 
  • Attitudes
    • Openness to cultural otherness
      • 401, Shows interest in learning about people’s beliefs, values, traditions and world views
    • Civic-mindedness
      • 601, Expresses a willingness to co-operate and work with others
      • 604, Expresses a willingness to participate in collective decision making
  • Skills
    • Autonomous Learning skills
      • 1018, Can select learning materials, resources and activities independently
      • 1024, Can select learning materials, resources and activities independently
    • Analytical and critical thinking skills
      • 1112, Uses more than one source of information before making a decision
      • 1135, Can make judgments about whether or not materials under analysis are true, accurate or reliable.

    • Flexibility and adaptability
      • 1407, Changes the way he/she does things when he/she see a problem with how things are going
    • Cooperation Skills
      • 1629, Generates enthusiasm among group members for accomplishing shared goals


A series of resources that the student teacher must study in this session and a series of additional resources for further study.

A full paper and additional e-lessons on the topics of the session and additional interactive presentation of the materials, for the student teachers to study all the materials in a row.

A series of authentic, up to date and relevant activities with their accompanying materials, which deliver the intended learning outcomes of the session and are carried out face to face or E-learning with groups of student teachers.

Several types of questions to evaluate how much the student teachers have learned throughout the session (reading material, learning material and workshop).