Towards an AI-enhanced classroom for deeper learning in STEM

Facilitating the transformation of the traditional classroom to an innovative environment that promotes the scientific exploration and supports the development of key skills for all students.

Nowadays, traditional assessments of cognitive skills and knowledge acquisition often fail to align with the innovative and multidisciplinary curricula proposed by current educational reforms. To bridge this gap, Discovery Space seeks to integrate emerging technologies such as AI-enabled assessment systems combined with AR/VR interfaces into STEM teaching. By doing so, the project aims to facilitate a transformative shift in the educational paradigm, ensuring STEM education becomes a fulfilling and essential part of core education everywhere.

Drawing upon rooted research in the field and extensive experience employing ICT-based innovations in education, Discovery Space project will introduce AI-driven learning companions and VR/AR interfaces to support the student and enhance the learning experience, alongside with a roadmap for the AI-Enhanced Classroom for Deeper Learning in STEM.

The three-year project aims to:

  • Design and deliver an Innovation Model and a road mapping documentation, outlining the effective integration of AI in the Deeper Learning Classroom.
  • Select, develop, and provide the technical components, tools, and services required for pedagogical scenarios in the Discovery Space classroom.
  • Design and test scenarios in real-life classrooms, refining them as “Plausible scenarios of the STEM classroom of the future” based on field findings and stakeholder consultation.
  • Build a group of change leaders among teachers who possess future literacy and can influence policy development.
  • Define specific measures to support effective communication, dissemination, and exploitation of project results.

The project consortium, coordinated by the University of Bayreuth (Germany), consists of University of Deusto (Spain), Ellinogermaniki Agogi (Greece), Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece), LabsLand (Spain), Athens Technology Center (Greece), European Physical Society Association (France), NUCLIO – Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia e Inovação em Educação (Portugal).

"We expect to deep dive into the emerging technologies for STEM teaching, providing research evidence for adapting digitally enhanced inquiry-based approaches, offering good practices and scenarios for the creative, critical, and inclusive use of technology, and developing an innovative teacher training program aligned with the AI-Enhanced Classroom"
Professor Franz Bogner
University of Bayreuth, Project Coordinator