Self-Reflection on STEAM School Approach

Welcome to the NEXT STEP’s Self-Reflection Tool!

The NEXT STEP’s vision for a creative and innovative school is the development of the creative and innovative classroom of tomorrow, the STEAM IDEAS’ Square, in which education relies on an interdisciplinary, arts-based methodology within an entrepreneurship and design thinking framework. NEXT STEP is exploring how schools can move from self-reflection to developing a comprehensive plan of action that utilises the results of a pre-post self-reflection process, but, crucially, in combination with fundamental principles and mechanisms of European educational policy for schools. The project is relying on two established self-reflection methodologies:

In this framework the NEXT STEP project designed and set in operation the STEAM IDEAS’ Square, an innovative learning environment which will be the nucleus of the school’s creative and innovative activities.

The school performance between the two measurements will be the reference point for the overall intervention of the project.

The school STEAM profiling tool that will be used to profile the innovation status of the school involved in the NEXT STEP implementation activities and for visualizing the different elements of the individual schools STEAM profile for the school heads, and the school STEAM planning recommender system, that are included in this tool, will be used for providing recommendations (and tracking the implemented STEAM pathway) to school heads and teachers for strategic school STEAM based the school STEAM profile.

Before you start this journey in STEAM, please take few minutes to read the instructions and watch the explanatory video below.

In the following document you will find information about the STEAM IDEAS’ Square Approach as well as short instructions on how to use the Self-Reflection Tool.

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See this explanatory short video (will be available soon)

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