This document contains Deliverable D.5.2 “Report on STEM skills assessment” which is part of WP5 Evaluation and Impact. The document fulfils several basic goals:
- measurement of enhancement of knowledge about science and scientific research
- measurement of enhancement of knowledge about nature, geography, natural resources, history, social and political specificities, increase of sensitivity to environmental issues and climate change
- measurement of differences of impact on boys and girls of the EDU-ARTIC project
- measurement of pupils’ interest in STEM after taking part in the EDU-ARCTIC project
- measurement of increase of skills in the EDU-ARCTIC project
- main results from the survey
The largest group of teachers esteemed that the EDU-ARCTIC project has had a significant impact on the increase of the level of pupils' knowledge about issues related to the Arctic, on the level of understanding of scientific issues and scientific language among pupils and level of interest in STEM and scientific careers among pupils.
Generally speaking, there are no significant differences between girls and boys in the achieved level of knowledge about issues related to the Arctic, the level of understanding of scientific issues and scientific language among pupils and the level of interest in STEM and scientific careers after the participation in the EDU-ARCTIC project. However, the clear progression of girls’ interest in STEM and careers as a scientist are a significant result of the project, just like the marked increase in knowledge about the Arctic, environmental issues and climate change. Regarding the interest of young people in STEM and their skills in related subjects, as well as knowledge about the Arctic, the project’s objectives have been achieved.
The target audiences of this document are Consortium members, REA/European Commission (EC) and other interested parties.
The final conclusions and remarks concerning the project’s impact and fulfilment of particular objectives of the action will be presented in details in the deliverable D5.4 Impact Assessment, due in July 2019.