STEMotiv is a research-action project by the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Science at Mondragon University in conjunction with other entities: Vicomtech (applied research centre specialised in digital technologies), Ikaslan (Network of Public Vocational Education and Training Centres) and Gipuzkoa Provincial Council (local authority). STEMOTIV’s main goal is to drive STEM education and measures students’ motivation regarding this methodology to increase their interest in those studies. Tools such as Big Data or AI that facilitate data compilation and analysis have been used to achieve that goal. Two questionnaires aimed at discovering the students’ interest in the different STEM subjects were used. Those questionnaires were handed out to over 1700 students at 5 different schools (public, private and religious). This research received second prize at STEAM EUSKADI SARIAK 2021.
The STEMOTIV project has 3 main goals, namely to:
STEMOTIV is research for Gipuzkoa Provincial Council. Furthermore, it is part of the STEAM EUSKADI education strategy, which the Basque Government published in June 2018.
The following conclusions emerged from the research:
1. Interest in each subject
2. Interest in each subject segmented by years
3. Interest in each subject segmented by sex
4. Influence of the parents or guardians' educational level on the studies selected by students
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