Tutors from Bradford College are set to share best practice with colleagues from across Europe on teaching STEAM - science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.
Two staff members will fly out to Malta next month to take part in an EU-funded STEAM summer school hosted at the University of Malta campus in Valletta, the capital of culture for 2018.
Tutors Simon Marshall and Saffron Rose will join fellow STEAM educators and enthusiasts on the Mediterranean island for a series of workshops, discussions, and networking opportunities with the ultimate aim of increasing student uptake of STEAM careers and high-level jobs.
Later in the year, two more members of staff from the college will travel to a school in Italy to see how the college might improve science communications.
The college has secured around £10,000 in grant funding from Erasmus+ for the trips, which are part of a project called “Improving the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in the STEAM Curriculum”.
Bradford College was last year awarded Stem Assured status by the Stem Foundation. The status indicates to both students and employers that Bradford College delivers high-quality education in STEM subjects.
It also recently launched STEAM Champions – a group of students who will promote STEAM subjects both in and out of college.
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. Organisations are invited to apply for funding to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.