16 June 2018
STEM Learning in school is not new but what makes the students feel differently. Fun and engaging STEM activities give primary school students an impressive experience what STEM is about and the fun of learning start from solving problems. When activities are designed around the world they are living, students will want to explore how things work. Curiosity is always the best thing to drive learning motivation. That’s the basic of “STEM for All” in primary school.
Turn Curiosity into Learning Motivation in School Curriculum
We have STEM session in primary school general studies subject. It’s a good opportunity to explore STEM together with kids during school lesson time. At different grades, there will have different topics and activities. STEM is a wide and interdisciplinary subjects. It could be around green energy, smart city, coding, robotics, force & motion. It’s not necessary to discuss all difficult theory behind but need to illustrates how it relates to our daily and future life in simple keywords and terms.
Build STEM culture in the whole school
STEM learning is just like language learning, we need to embrace it in our daily life. To create a STEM learning environment, a themed STEM week will be a great opportunity to arouse the whole school awareness for both students and teachers. Put aside the regular school time table in a morning or afternoon and attend a STEM session at your choice. The STEM products that kids design in the session will be the next few days topics in school and family.
More in-depth STEM Extra Curricular Activities (ECA).
If school wants to drive more in-depth participation for kids in STEM, ECA is one of the choice. Activities can be designed based upon the Robotics theme, Technology & Coding theme or Smart City & Energy theme. All based on Engineering Design Process (EDP) which allows kids to innovate from different real-life problems.
STEM Staff Development
Continuous Staff Development on STEM is cruical in school development. From awareness to students innovation boost up, all have different approaches and feedback collection process. We are happy to guide school to go through the process and share your ideas how we can do better for school STEM development in Hong Kong.
Funding Support for Continuous Development
STEM development needs resources support. Extra manpower, operation funding, venue and simple equipments. Continuous funding support is a must. Government Quality Education Fund (QEF) or any similar kind of funding support is definitely benefit to STEM development. We are happy to jointly work with you on proposal and implementation here.