What are STEM and STEAM?

Posted : 06-Sep-2017

As advances in technology impact further on our everyday lives, we need to understand more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs in schools help students to gain that understanding.

STEM-based learning experiences relate scientific concepts to real-life situations.

STEM-based learning experiences allow students to make connections across disciplines rather than learning about subjects in isolation.

Students connect with and engage in learning experiences through exploration. 

We know that the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of C21 will require not only the knowledge, skills and abilities of STEM, but also creativity, inquiry, wonder and innovation.

STEAM is an approach to learning that take the benefits of STEM and integrates them through the Arts.

Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics help to guide students’ inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.

Students not only engage in STEM-based learning experiences, but they take thoughtful risks, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through creative processes.

STEAM encourages and help students to become active questioners, scientific inquires, and skilled investigators.

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