Can you imagine a learning environment where some children are creating models, some are engaged in experimenting while others are trying to apply their programming skills to make objects move – a classroom where exploration and learning-by-doing take the center-stage instead of just textbooks and worksheets? How exciting it would have been if a learning model could be as entertaining and addictive as video games?
Integrated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education focuses exactly on this learning model. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world “challenges”.
Children are naturally curious; they ask questions, build things / take them apart and get down to explore. They are wired to do experiments and learn from their environment. A STEM curriculum provides them with the opportunity. STEM lessons purposely integrate content from math and science subjects and immerse students in project-based learning.
Our STEM education focus is not limited to classroom activities; excursions/ field trips and outdoor-learning environment constitute a significant part of our STEM curriculum. Our aim is to provide children with an environment where they collaborate, use technology, question and be creative. Thus they “learn while having fun” which increases their engagement, curiosity and problem-solving skills—a learning model which enhances their skillset in 21st century digitalized societies.