It’s more than likely that you have heard STEM or STEAM being thrown around when talking about innovative programs in schools. Science, Technology, Enigineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) is a whole new way of approaching learning sessions where classrooms are both noisy and exuberant. It is here that the teacher takes on the role of facilitator, stepping back to allow students to work closely together, using hands-on methods to solve real-world problems. Through this process, students are given the opportunity to become creative, innovative, and critical thinkers.
On 20 February, STEAM will be launched at Rivendell School. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is kickstarting the day, visiting the school and presenting a 90 minute conversation covering five main areas in future careers in science, how this will affect students and become important in their future working lives. Students will then rotate through a series of STEAM workshops, facilitated by Rivendell staff.