The Middle East Teaching and Learning Conference (MELTC)
, which brings together the most influential educational leaders and teachers in the world, took place online in late August. The goal of the conference was to present innovative, revolutionary, efficient, and creative teaching practices and methods, as well as education systems and educators who invest significant efforts towards enhancing education.
We are proud of the fact that, through participating in MELTC, the LINK Edu Alliance once again received recognition for their modern and innovative approach to education. As the opening speaker, our Academic Director, Dr. Svetlana Belić Malinić, introduced more than 8,000 colleagues with the educational methods and approaches implemented by LINKgroup educational institutions.
“People have explored their creativity for centuries, long before the arrival of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concept in education. Why are the arts, creativity, and design overlooked in the STEM concept? Children’s ability to learn and draw conclusions from observation, visualization, tactile experience, and subjective interpretation is a significant argument in favor of the theory that STEM education is in need of transformation. And the arts are the alpha of STEM education.”
STEAM empowers students to strike a balance between educational challenges, requirements, and possibilities, creating an inspiring environment for advancement. With this in mind, LINKgroup has launched its latest patent – LINK STEAM LAB.
LINK STEAM LAB – an interactive environment that inspires interest and enthusiasm for science in students
LINK STEAM LAB
, located in Primary School Savremena, is specially designed for developing STEAM skills. Through an interactive and multidisciplinary approach based on the use of the latest technological tools and resources, students attending LINKgroup schools have a unique opportunity to study sciences in an unusual fashion, work on real problem solving challenges, learn how to experiment, conduct scientific analyses, and test and prove scientific hypotheses.
In the modern STEAM LAB, students actively participate in developing theories through brainstorming sessions. Moreover, they use technology to conduct theoretical and empirical tests, confirm or dispute scientific hypotheses, draw conclusions, develop logical and critical thinking skills, and make decisions. Thus, students learn how to correctly approach each project and successfully implement their skills in the future.
LINKgroup institutions – national representatives of the largest network of STEAM teachers in Europea
LINKgroup institutions, Savremena’s primary and secondary schools and the Institute for Contemporary Education, are official national representatives of the largest network of STEAM teachers in Europe – Science on Stage EU – which brings together more than 100,000 of the best science teachers, encourages the development of new teaching methods, and shares the best teaching practices.
The first national Science on Stage Serbia festival
will take place on September 18. The participants in the festival will present innovative STEAM approaches implemented in Serbia, and choose four members who will represent Serbia at the international edition of the festival in Prague.