How STEM learning helps in changing your child from a passive listener to being an active learner?
Passive listeners just quietly absorb information and knowledge without typically engaging with the information received or the learning experience. They usually don’t communicate, share insights, or contribute to a dialogue.
While an active learner seeks out information and engages with it. They have an intention to learn, and choose to participate in the learning process by reaching towards new information.
STEM learning – a process where the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are taught “in coherence” rather than in isolation.
3 ways through which STEM helps:
Encouraging kids to experiment and make mistakes- Kids learn from their own experiences to arrive at correct outcomes, rather than simply relying on the textbook.
Students let go of the traditional approach of applying a known method or formula to solve a set of problems in a step-by-step manner by experiencing trial and error, learning how to take chances, and figuring out how to truly think outside the box.
Critical thinking- STEM requires a child to think critically. This allows a child to cope with actual difficulties that may or may not have been solved in the 'real world' in a fun and engaging way.
- Stimulating children’s curiosity and creativity- In STEM learning, a child is not required to give an answer; in fact, the correct answer is unimportant; rather, the focus is on how to arrive at an answer, which causes him to question himself and ask why again and over. STEM learning experiences are fun, engaging, relevant and permanent. And It allows them to put their creative abilities to the test and push past socially defined boundaries.