The Australian and New Zealand early childhood curriculums recognise that mathematics is one of the languages children need to learn to be able to communicate successfully. The most commonly taught mathematical concept in the early years is number. But, developing...
The world does not exist within boxes or boundaries, and children do not think in terms of disciplines or subjects. When considering technology within STEM thinking, think of it from the perspective of how the world works – through systems thinking and project- or problem-based thinking.
Mathematics is everywhere in daily life and we should be using these incidental opportunities to talk about maths concepts.
How can we increase the STEM skills of our young children if we have difficulty recognising STEM learning opportunities and feel unsure about scaffolding STEM concepts?
Why is STEM important in early childhood education? Explore the reasons why STEM should be a key focus in education.
Associate Professor Christine Howitt discusses the importance of integrating STEM into Early Childhood settings.
Dr Claire Warden shares the reason she started planning with and for children through Floorbooks 35 years ago and provides a taste of what they are today through answering questions that people have asked her.
Today’s children will inhabit a challenging, fast-changing world. Encouraging STEM thinking empowers them with the skills to live well, say co-authors of STEM Detectives, Niki Buchan and Bronwyn Cron. “As the world moves and changes at an ever-increasing pace,...