Updated: Aug 14, 2019
Once called STEM, STEAM education is growing in popularity worldwide. It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, and it's designed to equip children with 21st Century knowledge and skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution. Some educationalists also add Electronics and Robotics to extend the acronym to ‘STEAMER.’ When combined with outdoor and experiential education, this type of learning can be extremely powerful.
"By getting children to work together in teams, and undertaking project-based learning outside the classroom, it replicates real-world settings and makes learning authentic and meaningful."
By getting children to work together in teams, and undertaking project-based learning outside the classroom, it replicates real-world settings and makes learning authentic and meaningful. Experiential learning or learning-by-doing, doesn’t just build subject knowledge, but it also encourages the development of dynamic ‘transferable skills’ (or so-called ‘soft skills’) that are becoming more and more vital.
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