Why Skills are Important in Stem Education
Relax! I am sure there is not just one but multiple questions that can morph into an enormous irresistible urging mountain piling up as we try to untangle this puzzle for our kids.
Every next hour we are on a constant hunt for the search to give the best development tool, toy or hands-on experience for our kids.
Each day we look for an opportunity to educate our self so that we can educate our young ones.
Finally, we have a reason to feel good about one thing.
The Opportunity STEM gave us. The answer to all our questions. It’s time to put a break & unwrap the opportunity that STEM Provides us.
So, it’s upon us to keep educating ourselves so that we can educate others. It’s only with such knowledge that we can then tap into our children’s’ interests and successfully introduce STEM in ways that are structured, memorable, and impactful.
STEM trains your children filling them with full of crazy inventions from robots to virtual reality.
For instance, drones and driverless cars owe to folks with a degree in science, technology, engineering and maths aptly known as STEM
STEM AND SKILLS
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It has been a part of our everyday lives in ways we may not even be aware of.
The STEM is a big pedagogical shift in how teaching is applied in classrooms of today.
STEM shapes science literacy and empowers the coming era of trend-setters. There is this extra element of fun that one experiences through STEM gadgets and toys designed to teach programming. Student of any age is so fascinated as they learn how to programme by playing around with what they think is a game. This has brought a revolution in regular teaching as it draws attention od students while stimulating their DIY mindset (Do-it your self). The whole aim is to enhance their mind to think beyond the box and build unique ideas.
Honing STEM skills that are capable of the problem- solving and a creative mind is what recruiters look for
STEM gives hands-on experience to students to discover specific knowledge or to develop particular skills. When taught at a young age these skills help throughout their education and career.
HOW IS STEM TAUGHT
No one is born with STEM skills. There are plenty free sources and activities that teachers can do themselves in the classrooms. Regardless of the product, it is the way of teaching that matters and project-based learning is quite effective in this case, where students are in the center and teachers follow a DIY approach rather than an instructional one.
“When you create something with your own hands, you will not forget it. If I instruct you to do it, you will perhaps forget in a week’s time or so. It is how the teacher brings STEM into the classroom that will decide if it will fail or succeed.
Imparting STEM skills using different, not so expensive sticks, cardboard rolls, paper and everyday materials available. For e.g. rocks for teaching about shapes, and to show porousness or how things stick together; kids tend to learn well from their everyday experience. This hands-on experience of teaching. Creating projects enables an inquiry-based and student-centered approach which is guaranteed to bring in results.
STEM provides all levels of difficulty in coding helping children have a better skill prepared to embrace technology that affects everyday life. Planting the seed of hands-on & minds-on activities majorly focusing maths & science courses could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM career. The course needs to be taught by engaging enthusiastic teachers. Even a teacher showing melting of crayon can evolve the students come up with more ideas. Some experiments sound silly but can pave the way to super discoveries. It is not a bad idea at all to devote even a part of your home as a home lab for hashing & testing. In a long way, it will all be worth it. With this, we can do a lot to help our children.
STUDENTS CAN LEARN AND PLAY
Instead of pushing them towards old rote learning way, it’s time to introduce them to the new way waiting to be discovered. Let’s not stop the curiosity of the children but ignite it more and more with each passing day. A curious kid can do wonders. The STEM will drastically increase child’s problem-solving skills and critical thinking. With the younger students, this can be simply playing with water to see how it fills containers, or with older students, they could code and create their games.
STEM LEARNING IS CUSTOMISABLE
Unlike subjects like history where one has to understand and learn the concept. STEM learning is very different.STEM learning can be tailored as per a child’s capabilities and educational level. One just need to activate their imagination
No matter what ability the child has, they can still exceed when it comes to STEM learning.