The acronym STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is a broad term that is used to describe these aforementioned learning areas, approached as a holistic academic discipline. STEM subjects are essential for the scholarly development of every child and should be incorporated into their curriculum from a young age.
Why is STEM so important?
The reality of today’s career market is STEM. Young adults equipped with skills such as coding, mathematics and engineering are far more likely to secure a salary-earning job than others. According to the Australian Department of Education, 75% of jobs in the fastest growing industries require workers with STEM skills. Jobs with a technology background are emerging with unprecedented speed, making a background in STEM more critical than ever.
Further, children are introduced to technology from very young ages in almost every aspect of their lives. An ingrained understanding of technology is therefore incredibly useful for their education experience. Skills fostered by children through STEM provide them with an essential foundation to succeed at school and in later life.
Finally, STEM subjects uniquely stimulate the brain. Through STEM, children develop skills such as problem solving, critical analysis and digital literacy. TutorTime’s world class tutors deliver STEM lessons with theoretical concepts and practical applications that bring science and maths to life! By teaching analytical thinking and reasoning skills, interest is sparked early resulting in educational success. STEM tutorials are designed to develop critical thinking, resulting in your child performing better in exams.
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