Why should my child join STEM programmes?
Research has shown that STEM programs develop a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives.
Here are the top 3 reasons why your kids should join STEM programmes:
1) STEM programs teach students how to solve complex issues by breaking them down into smaller, easier-to-handle chunks.
2) Your child will learn critical thinking skills that they can use in many areas of their lives by participating in these programs.
3) STEM programmes often include hands-on projects and activities which make children think creatively and generate new ideas. Skills in STEM areas are becoming increasingly important in the future. As technology continues to progress, skills in STEM fields are becoming more essential. By participating in STEM programmes, your child can develop skills that will be in high demand in the future.
What types of programmes are considered “STEM”?
STEM is a teaching philosophy that integrates all four disciplines together into a single, cross-disciplinary program that offers instruction in real-world (as opposed to purely academic) applications and teaching methods.
Here are some examples of the types of programs that fall under the STEM umbrella:
1) Science programs: Hands-on experiments, field trips, and research studies are all examples of science programs.
2) Technology programs: Coding, programming, robotics, and computer science are all examples of technology programs.
3) Engineering programs: Design thinking, engineering concepts, and problem-solving skills are all examples of engineering programs
4) Mathematics programs: Problem-solving and data analysis are both parts of mathematics programs.
Can my child join your STEM programmes if they have no knowledge or experience of STEM?
Yes, of course, we welcome learners at all levels and our trainers will guide them to their fullest potential!
Our STEM programs are intended for beginners and those with little prior knowledge or experience in science. STEM Institution programs are designed to be inclusive and accessible to all students.
Our STEM programs are specifically intended for students who are new to science or who have not had the opportunity to explore it in depth. Because our STEM courses and workshops are designed for beginners, they can be a wonderful way for children with little or no previous interest in these disciplines to learn the basics.
What is the difference between regular and holiday programmes?
Our regular STEM programmes are mainly for students who are serious about STEM and are keen to pursue STEM in the future. Our regular programmes are all based on competition preparation and preparing students’ portfolios for DSA or STEM-related endeavors.
Holiday programmes are fun short programmes designed to let kids have some fun while developing a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives.
Will regular STEM classes be stressful for my child?
Our STEM classes are designed to be enjoyable and fun! Our STEM classes are not inherently stressful or overwhelming. The methodology we utilize in our lessons involves helping students to master STEM concepts and skills by guiding them to apply those to a more complex task easily, with dedicated guidance and support by qualified teachers.
What’s the difference between STEM Institution and other enrichment centers?
STEM Institution provides impactful STEM education to our learners. Our students not only learn but also “apply” STEM knowledge via attempt problem-solving tasks and activities.
We take a modular approach, where under each program, students are exposed to the different types of coding/robotics available. Each program will be using a different robotic kit and the experience that they have with each program will be different.
We will also want to impart soft skills to them, and whether they take the DSA route or not, we believe that participating in STEM competitions helps to build up our students' confidence, ability to speak and present, work with others to solve problems and get exposed to critical thinking.
We focus on quality rather than quantity. It's not about having a fixed structure that forces all students to learn at the same rate but rather keeping the class small and addressing the different students' learning needs.
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