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Unveiling our innovative approach to teaching science and technology

29 June 2016

We are pleased to announce the 13 inaugural schools that will take part in Nord Anglia Education's innovative approach to teaching science and technology in the 2016/17 academic year for K-12 students. 

  • MIT inaugural schools announcement

Our new cross-disciplinary, hands-on method to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) will develop transferable skills needed across all subjects, in university, and later in life. 

The following 13 schools have announced that they will be part of Nord Anglia's unique approach to teaching and learning the STEAM subjects:

These schools will be the first to implement a unique science, technology, engineering, visual arts and mathematics (STEAM) programme based on the multi-disciplinary approach pioneered by MIT. These schools also participated in the Cambridge Science Festival this April. You can learn more about our collaboration with MIT and the Cambridge Science Festival in our film

Launching in September 2016, the program includes the development of a series of in-school challenges for students which focus on the juncture between the five STEAM disciplines. This recognises that many of today’s innovations arise from the intersection of these different subjects; from art and engineering to technology and science. 

In addition to the in-school activities, students from our school will travel to Massachusetts to participate in an exclusive program each spring along with students from other Nord Anglia Education schools around the world.  They will learn directly from lecturers and students at one of the world’s leading STEAM institutions. Our STEAM discipline teachers will also benefit from unique professional development opportunities through annual workshops and ongoing training with MIT staff, hosted by the MIT Museum.

Core to the collaboration is the reflection of MIT’s philosophy of ‘Mens et Manus’, ‘mind and hand’, which calls for a hands-on approach to problem solving. Through this approach, our students will develop key transferable skills, such as flexibility, creativity and communication, which can be employed across all academic subjects, and in future careers.

The programme is expected to expand to educate more than 35,000 students at Nord Anglia’s 42 international schools in following years. This new venture comes one year after Nord Anglia Education launched its performing arts collaboration with The Juilliard School.