“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalisation and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past” (National Science Foundation).
STEM uses science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics to solve real-world problems. In just a few short years it has expanded from a new concept to the foundation of schools across the country. Through projects and explorations, students learn content as well as problem solving, critical thinking, risk taking, collaboration, and communication skills.
STEM or STEAM.
Combining Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics
for a rich balance of skills.