The “E3D+VET” Erasmus+ project: Interdisciplinary teaching and learning in VET centres through 3D printing


Abstract The “E3D+VET” (Erasmus+ for the immersion in 3D printing of VET centres) is an Erasmus+ KA2 project aimed at developing educational resources for the VET system, providing new competences to both teachers and students and serving as important means of innovation and acquisition of effective knowledge on interdisciplinary STEAM topics. The project started on October 2017 and it will last up to the end of March 2020. In this work, we present the main outcomes from the project activities carried out so far. In particular, after a description of the general objectives of the project, we introduce the methodology developed for making 3D-printing a valuable resource for supporting physics teaching in a highly motivating learning environment and three didactical exercises as examples of 3D-printing based tools that can support teachers in their physics class. As a part of the project plan, here we finally present the preliminary training program specifically designed for the teacher professional development about the knowledge of 3D-printing potential for an effective teaching of physics contents and, at the same time, for improving student transversal abilities.

J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., Vol. 1512, No. 1, PP. 012038, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1512/1/012038