STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and it applies an interdisciplinary approach to teaching. The term was first introduced in the USA in 2001 and referred to an integrated and unified design of teaching individual fields at all levels of education. The STEM Education model is more student-centred, placing more emphasis on creativity and on hands-on activity, bringing students closer to the needs of modern society. Today, STEM centres exist in all American universities and in many secondary schools, while STEM training will be a top choice in European education in the years to come.
E2STEAM stands for environment, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art and math. You may think some of these subjects seem lofty for children at these ages to grasp. In some ways, that’s true. Young children may not be ready to understand abstract concepts of science or marketing. But, they can build a strong foundation for future learning by exploring E2STEAM primary school skills and concepts through investigation, research and discussion, then applying those skills through more play.
The class of E2STEAM Primary goes further on developing the critical thinking of primary students, enhancing their soft business skills. At this point students move from learning and creating to producing and promoting their ideas. Emphasis is given on product development and problem solving. Teaching is performed through project-based learning and students have the opportunity to draft designs of their own projects, products, teams and businesses. Putting a spotlight on based learning allows creativity in the class, which in turn promotes innovative thinking in our students and opportunities for proper growth and development. E2STEAM Primary addresses ages towards of Primary Education, introducing students to ICTs (Information Communication Technology) and computer aided design. The aim of this class is not only to produce the scientist’s innovators, and engineers of the future, but the businessmen and businesswomen of days to come. Scientific observation and product development are take a step further with introducing the principles of costing and commercialising.