STEMSiL: STEM methodologies in Sign Languages

Project Number: 2022-1-DE-03-KA2020-SCH-000087039
Timespan of the Project: 31/12/2022 – 30/06/2025

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The project aims to:

  • Identify the special needs and characteristics of deaf education and connect them with the STEM fields.
  • Develop new methodologies and tools for teachers and Sign Language interpreters to transmit the main STEM concepts into deaf education.
  • Harness the Sign Language and the special elements of deaf culture to promote STEM education in primary and secondary level of education.
  • Promote the involvement of teachers, Sign Language interpreters and deaf students in real-life STEM projects.

The project will engage in the following activities:

  • Need analysis through focus group and interviews
  • Development of a STEM kit and vocabulary in Sign Language
  • Design, pilot testing and realization of the platform
  • Implementation of the STEM projects

The project has yielded the following results:

  • A Transnational study for the existing methods of teaching STEM in deaf education and the needs of teachers and deaf students.
  • A new tailor-made methodology for teaching STEM in deaf education in the form of Bilingual handbook– ‘STEM in Deaf Education’.
  • An online Platform with a visual STEM lexicon in several EU Sign Languages.
  • Real-life STEM projects co-created by deaf students and teachers/ Sign Language interpreters
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
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