About 3C4Life

3C4Life will develop an online platform for future STEM student teachers, young teaching professionals as well as experienced in-service STEM teachers
to increase the attractiveness of the STEM teaching profession in the partner countries (and abroad)

The three perspectives are:

  1. Career
  2. Cooperation
  3. Competence
1. Career
The career of STEM teachers can be strenghtened en enriched by taking the challenge to choose new activities, both in and outside school. In ‘Career’ we give examples of teacher careers, mainly by small interviews (and some background information).

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2. Cooperation
In many European secondary schools you have a team (or ‘department’) for every discipline, sometimes combined in multidisciplinary teams. On this school level we give examples on how to arrange rich collaborative practice that strengthens individual teachers and the group. Above school level we give examples of regional, national and international networks.

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3. Competence
There are many opportunities to work on teachers competencies that empower teachers to work on innovative education and activities that are related to the STEM practice. A lot of inspiration can be found in meetings and materials.

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Central Themes in 3C4Life

  • Identity development of STEM teachers
  • How to combine research efforts (PhD programs etc.) with a job as a teacher
  • Evidence-informed teaching
  • Integrated STEM learning
Specific Teaching Competences to implement a particular teaching approach:

  • making good questions
  • stimulating students’ reasoning
  • building on what students already know
  • promoting constructive interactions between students
  • designing and managing open tasks
  • implementing formative assessment

Important examples for 3C4Life

We asked partners to mention important and inspiring examples for 3C4Life (May 2021).


Country Education Partner Policy Partner
Germany University of Education Freiburg (PHFR) Zentrum für Schulqualität und Lehrerbildung (ZSL), a Landesoberbehörde (state authority) of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports
Lithuania Vilnius University (VU) Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania (ŠMSM)
Portugal University of Lisbon (ULIS) Directorate-General for Education (DGE) of the Ministry of Education
Turkey Hacettepe University (HU) Ministry of National Education (MoNE)
Spain University of Jaen (UJA) Conselleria d’ Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport (CEFIRE)
The Netherlands Utrecht University (UU) VOHO Netwerken, a network trusted by the ministry of education