Today’s education the hottest new keyword is STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Understanding science and tech gives fresh graduates an advantage in their future life. it is natural for teachers and administrators to push for more funding for STEM projects that will prepare their students for the tech-heavy society that awaits them.
Some educators believe that the best course of action is to add an A to the acronym for the arts and turn it into STEAM (and some extend it even further to become STREAM, with an R for reading and writing).
STEM represents science, technology, engineering and maths. “STEAM” represents STEM plus the arts – humanities, language arts, dance, drama, music, visual arts, design and new media. STEAM investigates the same concepts, but does this through inquiry and problem-based learning methods used in the creative process.
Our aim with our course is to provide our teachers with the objectives stated below and to prepare them in the fastest way possible for the current age in education.
- To Identify the differences between STEM and STEAM.
- To Define learning objectives that integrate STEM and Art & Design subjects to increase student engagement in learning.
- To Connect and relate different subjects through creative STEAM activities, based on real-life and concrete experiences.
- To Build an authentic STEAM lesson.
- To Trust the importance of play, fun, and engagement in learning.
- To Incorporate art and design-related skills into the general learning environment and curriculum.
We also aim for our participants to gain;
- think different
- feel safe themselves to express innovative and creative ideas
- feel comfortable doing hands-on learning
- take ownership over their learning
- work with others collaboratively
- understand the ways that science, math’s, the arts, and technology work together
- become curious about the world around them and feel empowered to change it for the better.