From the desk of the Principal:
STEM : Educate, Engage, and Entertain
- What is STEM?
In countries like the US the schools take the initiative of integrating the key branches of study and follow a programme, in which learning, and development, integrates, the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (STEM)
It has been analysed that through this approach, students develop their cognitive ability
which help them, in any part of their lives in the following scenarios:
- Problem solving
- Critical analysis
- Independent thinking
- Digital literacy
STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Why is STEM so important?
As the global economy is changing. Current jobs are disappearing due to automation, and new jobs are emerging every day as a result of technological advances.
The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day. Skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and in real-life situations, both natural and simulated. In the Job Market the employer demand for STEM qualifications and skills is high, and will continue to increase in the future. Currently, 75 % of jobs in the fastest growing industries require workers with STEM skills. To be competitive, any country’s workforce needs people who can adapt to a changing workplace. This is one key area in which STEM props up. STEM empowers individuals with the skills to succeed and adapt to this changing world.
- Why is it being introduced from the Junior levels?
Research has demonstrated that the drive to explore, interact, and observe in human beings begin in early childhood, long before middle and high school, and even before elementary school. At the same time, the nation’s economy is moving toward technologically based industries, creating growth in demand for workers proficient in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The question is, how can any country cultivate a generation of adults that is prepared to thrive in the 21stcentury economy? The answer is to begin recruiting and training them to serve in Early -Childhood education capacities. Despite overwhelming evidence in support of this approach, high-quality STEM programming has not yet been incorporated into Early -Childhood education.
- What is the STEM kit for?
The STEM Kit is an amazing tool. Science teachers often face difficulty finding Projects for children. To do projects different kinds of items and tools are needed. With quality STEM kits, everything is in one place, making projects easier to prepare. STEM kits come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, to suit everyone’s needs.
- Benefits of STEM
Before the elementary levels, children often have a wonderful sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness that naturally leads them into explore and learn. It is during the elementary years that this is often sadly lost. Some of the benefits of STEM are listed below:
> Entirely practice oriented learning
> Aids students to learn more effectively
> Gives students in-depth insight into the topics and helps to become proficient in using the lab as a work-environment.
> STEM learning/practice breaks the monotony of traditional class-room learning and also enhances interactive learning.
> The video links and the assessment reports covered by STEM topics make students more confident in using the lab apparatus to conduct successful tests and other activities.
> Increases analytical skills as a result of more effective learning.
> Students find it exciting to link-up science-based lessons with more practical implementations.
THE GREATEST BENEFIT OF STEM IS THAT IT FOSTERS LOVE FOR LEARNING. INSTILLING THAT PASSION AND DRIVE TO LEARN IS AT IT’S MOST CRUCIAL STAGE DURING THE PRIMARY YEARS.