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

Project Contact Mail: info@ceipes.org

Financing Program: Erasmus+

Objectives

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.

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

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