On our School Improvement Plan we are looking to develop our STEM curricular pathways:
What is STEM?
STEM stands for Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics.
As well as developing skills and knowledge in each individual subject, STEM related education and training aims to develop young people’s ability to work across disciplines through project-based learning.
These approaches enable young people to become familiar with the way STEM skills and knowledge are used in the world of work. In industry and workplace environments, individuals and teams with various expertise and skills would work together to generate new knowledge, ideas and products.
Why is it important?
The skills learned through STEM are valued by many employers including those in non-STEM related industries.
What skills will my child develop?
STEM education and training seeks not only to develop expertise and capability in each individual field but also to develop the ability and skills to work across disciplines through interdisciplinary learning. Education and training in STEM helps acquire the following skills and capabilities:
- growing our understanding and appreciation of the natural and physical world
- the broader universe around us
- interpreting and analysing data and information
- research and critical enquiry – to develop and test ideas
- problem solving and risk assessment
- experimentation, exploration and discovery of new knowledge, ideas and products
- collaboration and working across fields and disciplines
- creativity and innovation – to develop new products and approaches
All of these are increasingly important to success in a changing and technologically driven world. They are also important for helping us to develop as active citizens, making informed decisions for ourselves and for society.
If you have any skills within this area that you would like to link with the school then please get in touch.