Heard about STEAM ed?
Our partners at TechBob explain why STEAM is becoming an important ingredient in early learning …
Hong Kong is progressively ahead of the game when it comes to education, so it’s no surprise that STEM/STEAM has been a hot topic in the field for the past few years. The concept came about when there was a perceived lack of qualified candidates for high-tech jobs in the USA. It also addressed the concern that subjects like Maths and Science have been taught in isolation without drawing the obvious and important overlaps together. encourages the integrated learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in relation to a specific topic being discussed. STEAM is the upgraded version of STEM which now discusses the importance of Arts in relation to the rest.
With rapid technological advancements, world leaders have been discussing the uncertainty of jobs and the implications on future workforces in the next 20 years. This, of course, requires implementation of STEAM early in the learning journey of a child.
An enquiry-based early childhood education which encourages problem solving skills as part of daily learnings is key!
There is a greater focus on the development of soft skills whereas the hard skills are learnt organically through a hands-on approach.
Many local and international schools are now trying to train their teachers in STEAM ed. They may however differ in their approach and comprehensiveness, so it is important to research how schools are implementing this in their core learning strategies.
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