Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning program based on real-world applications.
What separates STEM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and showing students how the scientific method can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem solving.
The skills that students develop within this approach are:
- Interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
The program enhances their knowledge in the following learning areas – literacy, mathematics knowledge, science knowledge, technology knowledge, design and digital literacy.