Having been drafted in at the 11th hour (no complaints, mind you!), I spent a week in Porto, working alongside my DkIT colleagues on an Erasmus+ initiative titled SPACE which promoted STEAM education:
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) is all about using creativity and critical thinking in learning about our world and universe, informed by the technology developed by the European Space Agency.
The initiative brought together students and staff from Belgium, Norway, Portugal, and ourselves from the Emerald Isle. A thoroughly enjoyable week was had, from stimulating workshops to undulating hills, and from looooooooong walks to sampling the local delicacies, all under a blistering hot sky. Not bad, for March eh?
To find out more about the trip, check out my colleagues, Daithí and Adéle’s blog here: https://www.alouthlilt.com/single-post/2019/04/02/Promoting-STEAM-in-Porto-%25E2%2580%2593-Eclipsing-STEM