On the 6th of March 2018 the Italian ELIC Focus Group took place at the partner institutions ISIS Fermo Solari and Cramars. In total 13 representatives of local secondary schools, education providers and school authorities came together to get a detailed insight to the ELIC project and to discuss the current teacheing situation in STEM subjects and the technical aspects which are currently taught in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. During the focus group also the needs of the target groups were identified in detail.
The main outputs gathered during this focus group are:
- practical excercises and experiments at different knowledge levels are needed in order to transfer hands-on knowledge in STEM subjects
- only through practical exercises and experiments interest raising can be created
- school – company cooperation could support to increase the interest in engineering.