What Is STEM
STEM Education goes well beyond the main disciplines that constitute the acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). From the earliest years children engage with the world in ways that can promote learning related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Young children usually will naturally engage in early STEM exploration through hands-on multisensory and creative experiences. By engaging in these experiences, young children are developing curiosity, inquisitiveness, critical-thinking and problem-solving capacities which are built on through their primary and post-primary school experience.
STEM education gives a cross-disciplinary approach and builds on the content knowledge and understanding developed in and across the four disciplines while acknowledging that all STEM learning activities are underpinned by Mathematics. It also recognises the strong linkage between STEM and Arts education which fosters design, creativity and innovation.
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