What are the skills and abilities children need for a worthwhile future? And what are the contributions that we can make in this rapidly changing world?
The “Haus der kleinen Forscher” Foundation invited global educators, scientists and activists from around the world to this first international conference on STEM education.
More than 100 participants from 28 countries on 5 continents followed this invitation and over the course of two days discussed, brainstormed, networked and exchanged their ideas and experiences at the Robert-Bosch Stiftung in Berlin.
On the agenda were keynote speeches from prominent international speakers such as Prof. Andreas Schleicher and Dr. Auma Obama, panel discussions with participants from Peru, Kenya, India, Australia and Germany, as well as workshops about the various topics involving the implementation of “STEM & more” education.
I had the pleasure of hosting the conference, created and organized by the Managing Director of the Siemens Stiftung, Dr. Nathalie von Siemens and Executive Director of Little Scientists House Foundation, Michael Fritz.
The conference was the first of its kind and will start the process of a global exchange about STEM education. Following this successful premiere, the next International Dialogue on STEM will take place in 2019.