STEAM Project

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Posted by Sarah | Posted in Children's Learning, Directed Tasks | Posted on November 6, 2014

Following an ICT session we were given a directed task which was to watch and reflect upon a short video about a project that a loacl school had carried out. The project was called STEAM and it was conducted at Bridgewater Primary School in Northampton. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The school focussed upon an interest that the children have in popular game Minecraft, and they developed their project based upon this to stimulate the children’s learning. The project involved lots of cross curricular learning with opportunities for children to use various ICT skills. The whole school was engaged in the project and shared their work creating a sense of shared ownership and community. On reflection I think this could be a really beneficial project to engage children in and it would be very interesting to try to initiate something similar in the future. This kind of project could stimulate children to engage in new subjects, work with different groups of children and also learn new skills.

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