What is STEAM?
STEAM Education is an approach to teaching and learning that combines science, technology, engineering, the arts, and maths to guide student inquiry, discussion, and problem-solving. At Maungatapu School we are privileged to have a dedicated STEAM room that children visit for lessons from a specialist STEAM teacher.
Why is STEAM important?
Global skill shortages in STEAM-related fields are redefining educational priorities. Maungatapu School has a STEAM-based learning programme to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the 21st century. STEAM learning will not only produce tomorrow’s designers and engineers; it will develop innovative mindsets and the ability to problem-solve, ensuring that children from Maungatapu School become creators of technology, not just passive consumers.
Benefits of STEAM learning
Children who participate in STEAM learning:
- think outside the box.
- feel safe to express innovative and creative ideas.
- feel comfortable doing hands-on learning.
- take ownership over their learning.
- work collaboratively with others.
- understand the ways that science, maths, the arts, and technology work together.
- become increasingly curious about the world around them and feel empowered to change it for the better.