by MindBox November 28, 2020 5:06 am
In today’s globally and digitally interconnected world, your child needs 21st Century Skills to grow and succeed. Our job as parents is to allow them to develop the skills through a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to learning.
As per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, 21st Century Skills are only going to become more valuable as the prevalence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning grows, ensuring that many professions of today may not exist in the future.
STREAM is a comprehensive, unique and multidisciplinary approach that integrates Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics into the teaching and learning process to equip children with 21st Century Skills. It has evolved from its earlier versions which include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).
Education is no longer about memorizing facts. Instead it is about allowing children to think out of the box, research, experiment and build things on their own. When they are given the opportunity to tap into their creative side, it enables them to apply their knowledge & skills to bring their imagination and creative ideas to life.
STREAM Learning is student-centric which puts children’s interests first, acknowledging their voice as central to the learning experience. It engages them by putting responsibility for the learning path in their hands and imparting them the essential skills. Children take ownership of their learning – what they learn, how they learn it and how their learning is assessed are all driven by them.
Through hands-on experience, STREAM Learning promotes 21st Century Skills – Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, and Critical Thinking in children. These skills will make them confident & future-ready and help them thrive in all areas of life – personal, academics and career.
Jobs in the real world are multidisciplinary. STREAM’s multidisciplinary approach to learning helps children understand how subjects integrate and work together. It provides them the opportunity for exploration and develops diverse skill sets required for the jobs of the future.
STREAM Learning is critical to children’s holistic growth and development. STREAM projects/activities allow them to apply their learning in real life situations and prepares them to become critical thinkers and future leaders. They ideate, research, design and build prototypes for real world problems like climate change, depletion of marine life, water scarcity and the like.
With Project based Teaching Methodology, STREAM involves working in group projects. The activities are interesting and fun where children ‘Learn by Doing’. It enhances their learning experience by giving them the platform to communicate & collaborate with their peers, boosts their confidence when they solve a given problem and inspires them to be lifelong learners.
MindBox Direct-to-homewill allow your child to gain hands-on experience through STREAM Learning by developing games, mobile applications, animations, and websites. It will not only make them future-ready for job opportunities, but you can expect some enhanced skills like creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving, logical reasoning, outstanding academic performance and much more.
How are you nurturing your child’s creativity to enable them to innovate & develop solutions for real-world problems?