3C4Life (2021-2024) stands for “Perspectives for Lifelong STEM Teaching – Career Guidance, Collaborative Practice and Competence Development”. Europe is facing teacher shortages. This EU-funded project aims to raise the attractiveness of teacher profession.
Teachers need to update their teaching skills, competences, operate digitally, and act self-efficiently. However, top performance requires top conditions. 3C4life gathers 12 partners from 6 European countries, in each country an educational authority teaming up with a research partner.
This powerful tandem structure tackles a fallow issue, which impedes top conditions in STEM education across Europe: STEM education systems lack the capacity to support teachers to make the best of their life as teachers.
Our objective is to change that. Our measure is an all-digital STEM teacher platform with an innovative occupational advancement concept. Its key innovative features are
- a sequential process of motivational triggers, from low threshold attraction to shared advancement.
- a multi-directional variety of vertical and horizontal occupational advancement perspectives unfolded at a glance.
- enhancement-propellent collaboration through Communities of Practice.
As part of the 3C4Life project, the online platform teach4life was developed to support STEM teachers in their professional development. The online platform teach4life provides impulses for didactic development through videos, information and ready-to-use tasks. In addition, you can find information on further training and career opportunities specifically for STEM teachers. Thus, the platform offers an innovative concept that supports STEM teachers to experience more fulfillment in their professional activities.