Cooking STEAM: A Case Study on Establishing a STEAM Learning Community using a Performative Framework and Cooking

Nektarios Moumoutzis, Chara Xanthaki, Ioannis Maragkoudakis, Stavros Christodoulakis, Desislava Paneva-Marinova, Lilia Pavlova, Petros Lameras, Stavroula Misthou, George Kalmpourtzis

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    The work reported in this paper is informed by PerFECt, a performative framework supporting collaborative learning and creativity that addresses issues related to the effective use of digital technologies to establish and sustain learning communities. Its core principles are reinterpreted to implement unplugged collaborative learning activities to creatively explore sciences, technology and mathematics with special emphasis on the core principles of algorithmic design by presenting recipes in the form of flow diagrams. By presenting the execution of algorithms within a dramabased (theatrical) framework many creative explorations are offered within the so called STEAM education. The adoption of playful activities that put the children’s bodies in motion is well aligned with pedagogical approaches that emphasize embodied knowledge and performance and open up opportunities for deeper personalized learning experiences that promote inclusion of children from different cultural backgrounds.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Realities, Mobile Systems and Applications - Proceedings of the 14th IMCL Conference
    EditorsMichael E. Auer, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
    PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030962968
    ISBN (Print)9783030962951
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2022
    Event14th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning - Virtual, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 4 Nov 20215 Nov 2021
    Conference number: 14

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
    Volume411 LNNS
    ISSN (Print)2367-3370
    ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


    Conference14th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning
    Abbreviated titleIMCL 2021

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    Funding Information:
    This research is partly supported by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science under the National Research Programme ?Information and Communication Technologies for a Single Digital Market in Science, Education and Security? approved by DCM ?577/17.08.2018. The Cooking STEAM activities employ ideas from the pedagogical methodology of the Theatre in Mathematics ? TIM project (project number 2018?1-IT02-KA201?048139) funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Within the context of the MAKER SCHOOLS: Enhancing Student Creativity and STEM Engagement by Integrating 3D Design and Programming into Secondary School Learning (project number 2020?1-BG01-KA201?079274) funded by the Erasmus+ programme, several tangible 3D objects are designed and printed to facilitate the implementation of Cooking STEAM learning activities and the engagement of participants in the creation of tangible flow diagrams. The design and Implementation of the Cooking STEAM activities was done in collaboration with Maria Archontaki (animator), Stefanos Archontakis (chef), George Gypakis (musician and educational musical instruments maker), George Kiskoukis (musician), Alkis Bakaros, Lazaros Charalampidis and Chrysovalanti Mariolou (computer science teachers). The pre-pilot implementation was done in Theodoropoulou Schools ( within their summer activities programme in 2020.

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    © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


    • Algorithms
    • Cooking
    • Flow diagrams
    • STEAM

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Signal Processing
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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