What Is STEAM Education?
STEAM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Interdisciplinary fields – astrophysics, biochemistry, computer science, robotics, nanotechnology and neurobiology – are factors of STEAM education.
Solving real-life problems with technology is both interesting and exciting for students.
STEAM education helps them develop 21st-century skills:
- Critical Analysis
- Independent thinking
- Digital literacy
Educational robots are innovative learning tools at the European School. They have the potential to initiate far-reaching changes in education. Pepper and NAO easily create an empathetic link with students by their eye-catching appearances and humanoid behaviors. They motivate to learn by attracting students’ attention, draw curiosity and stimulate interest to study.
Robots in classrooms show students that engineering and coding can be fun by making abstract knowledge concrete. Learning with robots enhances creative problem-solving skills and encourages the development of essential communication and interpersonal skills of our students.
Why Is STEAM Education Important?
In the 21st century, the global economy is changing rapidly. Technological advancements are creating new jobs and STEAM skills are in demand across labor markets and that demand for skilled STEAM workers will only continue to grow. 75% of the workload at the fastest growing entrepreneurial industries demand STEAM skills from employees.
A STEAM education ensures students’ increasing interest in technology disciplines, develops creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and prepares students to analyze changes and advancements in the rapidly changing technological world. STEAM education helps students establish relevant connections between education and their future careers.