STEM science virtual seminar

10/26/2021 - 16:30 - 18:30

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We are very excited to invite you to the virtual science seminar "Opportunities to integrate technologies into classrooms through a STEM education approach", which is organised by Tallinn University's School of Educational Sciences. Lecturers from the respected Johannes Kepler University (Austria) introduce opportunities to integrate STEM education to classroom practices.

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By following all COVID safety restrictions, it is also possible to participate the seminar at EDUSPACE lab in TLU (although the number of physical participants is limited). If you wish to do so, please contact Merle Pajus (


Technologies are becoming an integral part of education, particularly due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 epidemic. Integrating technologies through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) framework is a promising approach in our current climate. In the Linz School of Education together with several colleagues and PhD students, we are developing interesting educational approaches to integrate technology, games and new pedagogical approaches into education through a STEM framework.

At the seminar, we will outline opportunities to integrate technologies into classrooms through STEM education approaches and offer examples from our experiences in Linz. These examples will include Augmented Reality, 3D Printing, Machine Learning and Mobile experiments; developing students’ mathematical skills through robotics, games and connecting digital and physical worlds; and possibilities to detect and nurture creative thinking processes from Big Data. There will be opportunities to trial some of these approaches during the subsequent discussion and mini-workshop.



(BA, BA, MS, MA, MPhil, PhD)

After receiving his degrees in mathematics and physics in Hungary, Zsolt began his postgraduate studies in applied mathematics at the University of Cincinnati. While teaching mathematics in Cincinnati, he became interested in researching issues in teaching and learning mathematics. In particular, he focused on investigating issues in relation to the use of technology in undergraduate mathematics education. Afterwards, both at the Universities of Michigan and Cambridge, he has worked on several research projects, examining technology and mathematics teaching in a variety of classroom environments. In addition, Zsolt has greatly contributed to the development of the GeoGebra community and participated in developing research projects on GeoGebra and related technologies worldwide. Currently, Zsolt is a Full Professor in STEM Education Research Methods at Johannes Kepler University’s Linz School of Education. From JKU he is working on numerous research projects worldwide related to technology integration into schools; leading the doctoral programme in STEM Education at JKU; teaching educational research methods worldwide; and coordinates research projects within the International GeoGebra Institute.



Not only has she a lot of experience with 3D printing, building and maintaining printers, she is also familiar with teaching 3D printing to teachers, students and anyone, who is interested in learning about 3D printing. She started to work with this emerging technology professionally in 2013 giving her a broad insight into this technology and using binder jetting and stereolithography technologies. Later, she worked as a 3D printing expert at a startup developing a platform for distributed 3D printing orders, gaining even more experience in other printing technologies such as Lasersintering, Lasermelting. During this time she got in contact with many 3D designers from all over the world and mentioned a gap between experienced ones who understand strengths and weaknesses of the technology as well as those not being able to close the gap between virtual and physical worlds. Moreover, teachers came to her asking for advice on how they could use 3D printing in their classrooms, so she started to investigate, how teachers could be supported to learn, use, and teach this technology. She now does her PhD investigating the conditions and requirements that can support teachers in STEM education how to learn and use this technology.