The questionnaire is addressed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers in secondary education (lower secondary and upper secondary – students aged 10 to over 19), and it aims to collect information about teaching practices in STEM education. The results of the study will be made freely available online before the end of 2018 and included in the Scientix Observatory.
As a STEM teacher, you are invited to complete the questionnaire and provide feedback for at least one of the STEM classes you teach. If you teach more than one STEM class, at the end of the survey you will have the option to provide information about up to three additional STEM classes you teach, by revisiting just the class-specific questions of the survey (Questions 1 to 4).
By class, we mean the specific group of students who attend a specific lesson.
The objective of this questionnaire is to assess the current practices of STEM teachers regarding the way they organise their teaching. More particularly, the questionnaire will investigate areas such as: pedagogical approaches, the type of resources used by teachers and students to facilitate STEM teaching and learning, the use of Information and Communications Technology ( ICT) in the teaching process and the need for specific teacher training. You can also contribute further to this study by opting to be contacted to provide a case study.
Answering this questionnaire should require no more than 20 minutes.

Data collection and processing
The data collected through this survey will be used strictly in line with the objectives defined above.
This questionnaire is supported by Scientix, the community for science education in Europe, and Texas Instruments Education Technology GmbH, and has been developed by EUN Partnership AISBL in collaboration with Deloitte SAS. All anonymous data collected via this survey will be made freely available online (open access).
If they wish, participants can provide their name and email at the end of the survey, only if they are interested in providing follow-up information which would lead to a case study. EUN Partnership AISBL is the controller of this personal data. This information will not be shared outside EUN Partnership AISBL (for example, your name and e-mail address will not be shared with Texas Instruments), will be used only according to the purposes declared and will be deleted at the end of 2018. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Adina Nistor (adina.nistor@eun.org).

🡆 Class-specific information
🡆 Your STEM teaching in general

How do you usually learn about the teaching resources you are using in class?
You can choose more than one answer

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* 5. How do you usually learn about the teaching resources you are using in class?
You can choose more than one answer

Which learning resources / materials would you like to use, but do not have at your disposal?

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* 6. Which learning resources / materials would you like to use, but do not have at your disposal?

  I will not use I could use I need I absolutely need Not applicable (I already have)
Robots
Sensors, data loggers
Calculators
Graphing calculators
Experimental lab
Web-based or computer-based simulations
STEM-specific software (e.g. GeoGebra, Function Plotter, Remote Labs,…)
Augmented reality/Virtual reality tools (including for example Virtual Labs)
Resources for personalised learning
Resources for special needs learners
Resources published by private companies operating in STEM fields
You would like to see more support for schools from private companies operating in STEM fields in:

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* 7. You would like to see more support for schools from private companies operating in STEM fields in:

  Not at all Very little To some extent A lot
Facilitating company visits
Having STEM professionals presenting to pupils in schools (on-site or on-line, via webinars)
Offering teacher placements
Offering student placements
Making teaching resources available to schools
Allowing access to hardware and equipment
Professional development
Other financial support
🡆 Obstacles to implementing effective STEM teaching
Is your use of STEM teaching affected by the following?

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* 8. Is your use of STEM teaching affected by the following?

  Not at all Very little To some extent A lot
Insufficient number of computers
Insufficient number of Internet-connected computers
Insufficient Internet bandwidth or speed
Insufficient number of interactive whiteboards
Insufficient number of portable computers (laptops/notebooks)
School computers out of date and/or needing repair
Lack of adequate training of teachers
Insufficient technical support for teachers
Insufficient pedagogical support for teachers
Lack of content in national language
Lack of pedagogical models on how to teach STEM in an attractive way
School time organisation (fixed lesson time, etc.)
School space organisation (classroom size and furniture, etc)
Pressure to prepare students for exams and tests
Lack of interest of teachers
Insufficient cross-curricular support from my school colleagues
No or unclear benefit from using ICT for STEM teaching
Using ICT in teaching and learning not a goal in our school
Administrative constraints in accessing adequate content/material for teaching
Budget constraints in accessing adequate content/material for teaching
🡆 Support for STEM teaching
In your country / region, STEM teacher training for teachers in your subject(s) is:

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* 9. In your country / region, STEM teacher training for teachers in your subject(s) is:

Do you use a computer / tablet / smartphone and the Internet to update your subject knowledge or undertake personal or professional development in any subject (i.e. whether or not related to the subject you teach)?

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* 11. Do you use a computer / tablet / smartphone and the Internet to update your subject knowledge or undertake personal or professional development in any subject (i.e. whether or not related to the subject you teach)?

  Not at all Very little To some extent A lot
To actively search for information and update your knowledge (teaching resources, news articles, etc.)
To undertake professional development courses
To participate in online communities (mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, blogs…)
To create new materials either for personal use (e.g. calendar, personal website, own blog) or for my lessons (e.g. I create my own digital learning materials for students).
To what extent do you receive the support of the following groups to improve your STEM teaching?

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* 12. To what extent do you receive the support of the following groups to improve your STEM teaching?

  Little / no support Mostly technical support Mostly pedagogical support Both technical and pedagogical support
Other teacher(s) of the same subject
Other teacher(s) of a different STEM subject
Other teacher(s) of other, non-STEM subjects
School ICT / technology coordinator
Experts from outside the school (industry…)
An online helpdesk, community or website
Other school staff
Do your colleagues and head of school share a positive vision about innovative STEM teaching at your school?
Examples of innovative STEM teaching include: Inquiry-Based Science Education, Project-Based Learning, Flipped Classrooms, the use of ICT tools in STEM education, etc.

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* 13. Do your colleagues and head of school share a positive vision about innovative STEM teaching at your school?
Examples of innovative STEM teaching include: Inquiry-Based Science Education, Project-Based Learning, Flipped Classrooms, the use of ICT tools in STEM education, etc.

🡆Teacher opinions and attitudes
In your opinion, does innovative STEM teaching (using ICT, and innovative pedagogical approaches) have a positive impact on the following?

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* 14. In your opinion, does innovative STEM teaching (using ICT, and innovative pedagogical approaches) have a positive impact on the following?

  Not at all Very little To some extent A lot
Students concentrate more on their learning
Students try harder in what they are learning
Students feel more autonomous in their learning (they can repeat exercises if needed, explore in more detail topics that they are interested in, etc.)
Students understand more easily what they learn
Students remember more easily what they’ve learnt
Students develop their critical thinking
Students become more interested in STEM careers
ICT facilitates collaborative work among students
ICT improves the class climate (students are more engaged, less disturbing)
To what extent do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about the use of ICT for STEM teaching at school?

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* 15. To what extent do you disagree or agree with each of the following statements about the use of ICT for STEM teaching at school?

  Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree
ICT should be used for students to:

...do exercises and practise
...retrieve information
...work in a collaborative way
...learn in an autonomous way
ICT use in teaching and learning positively impacts on students’:

...motivation
...achievement
...higher level skills (deep understanding)
...competence in transversal skills (learning to learn, social competences, etc.)
ICT use in teaching and learning is essential:

...to prepare students to live and work
...in the 21st century
🡆 Personal background information
Are you

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* 17. Are you

Including this school year, how long have you been teaching (at any school)?

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* 18. Including this school year, how long have you been teaching (at any school)?

Age

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* 19. Age

How often do you use a computer, a tablet or a smartphone for activities other than work (e.g. shopping, organising photos, socialising, entertainment, booking a hotel, contacting family and friends)?

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* 20. How often do you use a computer, a tablet or a smartphone for activities other than work (e.g. shopping, organising photos, socialising, entertainment, booking a hotel, contacting family and friends)?

How many lessons / sessions do you teach in total each week?

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* 21. How many lessons / sessions do you teach in total each week?

Would you like to provide class-specific information about between one and three additional classes you teach?

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* 23. Would you like to provide class-specific information about between one and three additional classes you teach?

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The work presented in this document is supported by the European Commission’s H2020 programme – project Scientix 3 (Grant agreement N. 730009), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN). The content of the document is the sole responsibility of the organiser and does not represent the opinion of the European Commission (EC), and the EC is not responsible for any use that might be made of information contained.

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