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.
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.
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,...