One thing that is constant in education is the changes and the reforms. Along with the change in the paradigms the world lives by are the changes in the focus on childhood education. Early childhoods involves learning key concepts that will later be developed in later years but one challenge that educators have faced is which method is best to follow.
The first trend is the need to develop a learning that is based on inquiry so that students will develop a love for science. STEM education is all the rage these days in schools and education arena. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This is a style of education that focuses on helping the student to be focused on science in an active style. Students through hand-on activities are taught to develop their skills for questioning, inquiry, problem-solving and teamwork. Although STEM education has a lot of benefits for students, it is faced with a lot of challenges. The second trend is focusing on project-based learning and common core standards. Other trends are highlighted in the blog.
- STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math, is the byword for today’s classroom.
- Most states have also implemented Common Core Standards, designed to better prep students for college and careers.
- Today’s thinking further proposes that most students learn more fully with a “concrete,” or “hands on” approach.
“The goal of STEM education is to develop students into becoming effective communicators and logical thinkers – they should also be proficient and literate in science, mathematics, and technology.”