On Developing Sustainable Education: Integrating STEM with CLIL

doc. dr. Ivana Cimermanová, University of Presov, Slovakia;          Abstract: The role of sustainability in education has received increased attention across a number of disciplines in recent years. The article discusses the studies and their results in the field of integrating foreign language learning and STEM subjects. It presents the studies focused on teaching science, technology, engineering and math and analyses (not only) its benefits for the sustainability of education. Even though a systematic understanding of how CLIL contributes to sustainability is still lacking the author based on a cross-sectional study analysed a number of studies and draws general conclusions. Taken together, these studies support the notion that CLIL in STEM supports meaningful learning, the principle of correlation with life, natural process and enables to develop communicative competence. Following those principles leads to a higher quality of education and sustainability of education.

Key words: sustainability, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)



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