Adventurous, risky play is often considered too dangerous for young children, but it is essential for child development and resilience.
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.
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, STEM...