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STEAMxChange d’EduCaixa

Integrating the action-research cycle in the scientific training of students.

Imatge de STEAMxChange d’EduCaixa

About the STEAMxChange program

The Living Lab collaborates with Educaixa STEAMxChange program, promoted by the "la Caixa" Foundation, to develop innovative educational programs that foster competencies for the resolution of complex health challenges. All this, with the development of systemic knowledge through participatory mono and interdisciplinary research. The program is aimed at the educational community of Secondary, Baccalaureate and Training Cycles.


The STEAMxChange educational program brings the scientific method closer to students with an innovative approach that promotes research to be more open and inclusive, in line with movements to transform the research system promoted by different organizations, such as the European Commission.

In this way, it promotes that the scientific method is implemented in a participatory way, that is, in collaboration with different social actors and, at the same time, in a mono or interdisciplinary way, depending on the complexity of the problem to be solved.

Students analyze health problems from a systemic vision that allows them to gain knowledge about different disciplines and develop the necessary competencies to solve social problems in their community.

Students become "agents of change" as they become involved in challenges in their community.

The program offers tools, resources and didactic proposals with the following objectives:

  • Promoting health habits from decision-making based on scientific evidence.

  • Developing competencies for participatory research linked to topics of interest to students that mobilize critical thinking, knowledge and co-responsibility with the environment.

  • Exploring a systemic and interdisciplinary vision of reality that better takes into account its complexity.

  • Promoting scientific vocations, eliminating gender barriers.

Methodological guidelines

So far, the Living Lab for Health at IrsiCaixa has collaborated in the creation of the following guides:

  • Responsible eating: do you want to contribute to change? Didactic guide that revolves around the promotion of healthy and sustainable food, emphasizing the role of research and highlighting the importance of promoting a systemic and transdisciplinary approach when solving problems related to food.

  • Vaccination: didactic guide that allows working on challenges related to vaccination, such as inequality in access to vaccines or the anti-vaccine movement, through the scientific method. It promotes a systemic and transdisciplinary approach that is key to solving complex problems related to vaccination.

For more information and to download the materials, please visit the Educaixa website.

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