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Advisory Board: ‘Involve students to tell the story’

Who should tell policy makers about the STEAM+ vision, with its combination of co-design, transdisciplinarity and talent pedagogies? The project’s Advisory Board is clear: students need to be involved to tell this story.

The Advisory Board

The STEAM+ project is honored to have an Advisory Board which consists of five high-profile experts in the fields of STEAM, talent development and educational policy.

(pictured, from left to right) * Carlos Alvarez Pereira, full member international Club of Rome and Founder and President of Innaxis Foundation & Research Institute, Spain * Professor Jean-Pierre Gesson, International Relations manager of the Figure network in France, Expert for Hcéres (High council for higher education and research evaluation), president of institutional evaluation committees and honorary president of University of Poitiers, France * Martine Reicherts, former European Commissioner and Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (until 2018). Currently on Board of Directors of Luxembourg Central Bank and Board Chair of Luxembourg National Research Fund. * Professor Nils Overgaard Andersen, Commissioner International Affairs in European Honors Council Board, professor of Physics at University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and former vice-president of Danish government’s working group on talent * Professor Maija Aksela, director LUMA Centre Finland, a Finnish umbrella organization connecting universities and university campuses to strengthen and promote their collaboration on national and international level in STEAM subjects.

Meeting 20 November 2020

On 20 November 2020, the STEAM+ steering group and Advisory Board had an extensive online work session to discuss progress in the project. This generated useful new ideas, including: -The STEAM+ vision with is rebellious, needed and urgent. We should be careful to keep focused and not be too ambitious. -The goal is to create a cultural change and to inspire educational policy makers; the advice is to really involve students to tell this story. -Reporting to policy makers should be done in a short and focused way, preferably in personal meetings.

The Advisory Board will be involved in all the different stages of the project and the project team is looking forward to continue working with them.

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