“We must recognise the power of STEM learning and its potential to equip our children with the skills they will undoubtedly need in the future”
STEM is a real buzz word in the education sector at the moment and it seems to be its answer to everything.
Many educators and policymakers increasingly argue that more and more areas of education should focus on STEM, to future-proof our kids for a world that seems to be ever more technology-driven.
But what does STEM actually mean, and is it really the answer to everything?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These are the top-line subjects that make up the acronym, but a wide range of specific academic disciplines such as Chemistry, Astronomy, Statistics, Biology, Electrical Engineering and Psychology all fall under STEM.