Going full S.T.E.A.M. ahead
“Our children must be equipped with diverse skill sets that open doors for them in the modern economy. In a world driven by new technologies and science, we will need to strengthen STEM learning in our schools,” explains Education Minister Chan Chun Sing.
To help students keep up with the Information Age, it is necessary to expose them to S.T.E.A.M. – which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. One of the main advantages of S.T.E.A.M. education is the introduction of soft skills such as creativity, collaboration, and communication. The inclusion of ‘Arts’ in the STEM curriculum offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to think more critically and creatively about the world around them.
In PRSS, the infusion of the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum in our daily lessons helps raise students’ awareness of an interdisciplinary approach to learning via S.T.E.A.M. In addition, our inaugural S.T.E.A.M Festival for all students provides hands-on opportunities for authentic learning with the application of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We hope to nurture a lifelong interest in S.T.E.A.M and its application so that more of them join the science and technology sector.
One of the winning bridges from 2E5 2022. Their bridge was able to withstand a fixed mass without breaking.
Students made use of the concepts from the elements of arts, principles of chromatography, and layout & composition to express their learnings.
Students took on the role of an architect to reimagine a wall in their classroom for mental wellness through 3D repeated design. They explored different modular designs and 3D visual effects underpinned by interdisciplinary concepts – science (optical illusion), art (tonal shading), and mathematics (epicycloids).