AR4STE(A)M – Use Gamification Strategies and Augmented Reality for Innovative STE(A)M Learning

The AR4STE(A)M project is a strategic partnership, supported by the European Commission, to raise awareness of the importance of choosing STE(A)M studies in pursuing successful careers, especially among young students.

Project Description

Nowadays, competence requirements have changed with more jobs being subject to automation, technologies playing a bigger role in all areas of work and life, and entrepreneurial, social and civic competences becoming more relevant in order to ensure resilience and ability to adapt to change. Digitization affects how people live, interact, study and work. This makes investing in one’s digital skills throughout life of the utmost importance. As a consequence, education systems need to adapt to this reality. Innovation is ‘extremely relevant’ for meeting the education sector’s needs and digital technology has huge, untapped potential for improving education, especially in STEM subjects. With the AR4STE(A)M project the Educational Technologies Team tackles this issue by leading a strategic partnership supported by the European Commission in order to raise awareness on the importance of choosing STE(A)M studies for pursuing successful careers, especially among young students. Over the course of 2.5 years the team will work – together with 6 Partners from 6 EU countries – on giving school teachers innovative instruments and tools to overcome the traditional method of teaching and learning and to engage students to learn while enjoying. The team will also support educational institutions in integrating immersive technologies and Game Based Learning for teaching STE(A)M within their curricula.

Project Objectives

  • Become aware of the benefits of STE(A)M studies
  • Promote the integration of immersive technologies and game-based learning in educa-tional programs
  • Empower students to pursue a career path related to STE(A) studies
  • Promote the use of AR and gamification techniques in STE(A)M curriculums
  • Motivate students to actively participate in STE(A)M lessons and activities


Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Project Management

Prof. Dr. Hendrik Drachsler

Project Team

Project Details

Completed Projects
Department: Information Centre for Education
12/2019 – 05/2022
External funding
Contact: Dana Kube, Associated Researcher