Mathematics and Science (STEM) Education

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The focus of the STEM Education summer school is bringing participants up to date in research and teaching practices in the field of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and refreshing and deepening the knowledge of meaningful and relevant educational practices. Topics will include inquiry-based learning and interdisciplinarity, cultural diversity and inclusion, connections to sustainable development goals (SDGs), and the use and impact of technology on STEM education.

The summer school on STEM Education offers a blend of lectures, seminars and workshops on educational research and development in the fields of primary, secondary and higher education. The program will be tailored towards the diverse interests of student-teachers, doctoral students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers.

The Summer School is organized by the Freudenthal Institute of the Faculty of Science of Utrecht University in collaboration with the ICSE Academy.  

ICSE Academy



The collaboration with ICSE (International Centre for STEM Education) addresses in particular the potential of IBL for taking opportunities offered by diverse and multi-cultural classrooms and for connecting STEM education to socio-scientific issues and sustainable development goals. 

Course director
Dr. Michiel Doorman

Target audience

Master’s students and PhD students in mathematics, science or STEM teacher education and in the education and learning sciences with a strong interest in STEM education. Primary and secondary school teachers, teacher educators, curriculum and assessment developers, and researchers. Proficiency in English is essential for a fruitful participation in the summer school.

Aim of the course

Bringing participants up-to-date in design and research in the field of meaningful and relevant STEM education.


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School


For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

Motivation Letter

Contact details

Michiel Doorman | E:


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 May 2023