What is STEAM?
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics
STEAM allows children of all ages to connect their learning in those five critical areas by removing limitations and replacing them with wonder, critique, inquiry and innovation.
STEAM is a curriculum based concept that educates students in five disciplines - science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Rather than teaching all of these subjects separately, STEAM integrates them into cohesive learning through real-world applications.
STEAM is important for future generations because those jobs will require problem solving skills, innovative and creative thinking and digital skills. Future generations will need to learn how to think critically and flexibly in order to adapt to this rapidly changing world.
What separates STEAM from the traditional science and math education is the blended learning environment and showing students how the STEAM methods can be applied to everyday life. It teaches students computational thinking and focuses on real-world applications of problem solving.
STEAM education is a way of thinking. It begins while students are very young, as they grow so does their ability to apply their knowledge.
An example: In a traditional classroom, students might be asked to research ways to stop litter going down the stormwater drains. They present a poster explaining what they consider to be the best solution.
In a STEAM classroom, students are asked to design, build, test and re-design if necessary, a solution to the problem.
STEAM learning requires critical thinking, engaging and relevant learning experiences and perspectives.
How does STEAM fit into Kids Unlimited?
In our rapidly changing, fast advancing digital world, technology has never been more important. Kids Unlimited currently provides an after-school and holiday educational service to children between the ages of 5 and 15; however, with planned expansion to providing education to teens and adults.
Experts in the education field predict that future jobs will require problem solving, innovative, creative thinking and digital skills. Kids Unlimited coaches students in how to learn to think critically and flexibly in order to adapt to our rapidly changing world.
Kids Unlimited specifically focus on providing a blended learning environment by developing skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).
By giving students open opportunity to develop skills and interests in many varied areas, they will be more comfortable in deciding the field they would like to pursue later in their adult life.
Our targeted, tier-structured pathways follow the Victorian Curriculum, where students develop further knowledge than what they do within the traditional classroom. Our classes are focused on developing real-life skills and being able to use those skills in the future.