This week the Primary and Early Years sections embraced STEAM week.
What is STEAM?
With the ever changing advances in technology and the uncertainty of the vision of the 21st Century workspace, it becomes increasingly evident that we need to adapt our educational priorities to include opportunities for our children to encounter problems, creativity and collaboration. STEAM is an educational approach that combines the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points to guide students towards enquiry based learning.
Why is it important?
STEAM enables our students to make connections between disciplines and develop a repertoire of skills that will enable them to become innovators and designers.
This approach to learning pushes children towards thinking independently, giving them opportunities to fail, review, persevere with a problem and work towards a successful outcome. Children can work at their own pace, generating ideas on projects that personally inspire them. The method supports the student’s personal educational journey and promotes creative expression. Communication and collaborations are key, which in our bilingual context is entirely appropriate.
If you want to know a little more about STEAM, or how you can do more at home, please follow this link: