With STEAM, students experience scientific thinking in an interpretive and reflective way, either through playing in Early Childhood Education or in interdisciplinary projects for advanced classes.
In activities focused on the STEAM methodology, students solve problems, learn how to think ”out of the box” and benefit from interdisciplinary learning.
The teacher is responsible for mentoring and supporting the teams but also learns with this new method of integrated work.
Why does this methodology matter so much these days?
The STEAM methodology focuses on the development of some essential skills for the 21st century student, such as:
- Creativity, imagination and innovation.
- Critical thinking and problem solving.
- Communication and collaboration.
- Flexibility and adaptability.
- Social and cultural skills.
- Ability to deal with different situations.
In STEAM projects, students begin to develop these skills more interactively and autonomously. They build, prototype, create, solve problems and interpret their own creations.