STEM education is a teaching and learning approach in which the curriculum areas of Science, Design and Technologies (including the context of Engineering and Digital Technologies) and Mathematics are integrated into one subject area. Providing the children a rich, enabling and deeper engagement in each of the areas. STEM education aims to bring these curriculum areas together in an interdisciplinary manner enabling skills such as critical and creative thinking, ethical decision-making, collaboration and communication to be used in a rich and authentic way.
The Office of the Chief Scientist has suggested that 75% of the fastest growing occupations require STEM knowledge and yet overall student results in Australia in both the areas of Science and Mathematics are declining.
Throughout an hour a week with your children I want to plant that seed, grow that spark and provide them with opportunities to fall in love with the STEM discipline.