STEM Education and Career Pathways for Kids100
We know that integrated forms of learning known as STEM (or STEAM) is important; it’s one of the most talked about areas in education, but why? One of the reasons is that STEM fields are at the core of creating career pathways for kids.
STEM related careers are varied and diverse but they have some things in common; problem solving, innovation, logic and of course imagination. STEM uses skills and knowledge from a variety of disciplines to address everyday problems in our global community. Some careers we are familiar with e.g. a marine biologist, a music engineer, a 3D designer, a software app developer … the list goes on. But some STEM related careers haven’t even been imagined yet!
STEM careers are expected to be the fastest growing careers of the future.
So STEM education has never been more important. Kids need to be supported with experiences at school to equip them to succeed in this ever evolving field. The goal is to foster kid’s STEM skills and support their curiosity, to develop confidence and spark an interest from a young age.
We recommend starting early with hands-on, fun, STEM experiences combining technical knowledge and skills, creativity applied in meaningful contexts. Like transforming cardboard boxes into anything a child can imagine with Makedo cardboard construction. Think about trying a Makedo design challenge or a Makedo make and play found on our HUB.
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