STEM-education is the interconnection and close interaction of those areas of knowledge that allow a child to understand the complex and extremely interesting surrounding world in all its diversity. The modern principles of education are implemented: learning should be interesting, knowledge should be applicable in practice, and learning should take place in an entertaining form.
The acronym STEM stands for:
S – science,
T – technology,
E – engineering,
M – mathematics,
Advantages of STEM Help education:
- integrated learning by topic. 2. Application of scientific and technical knowledge in real life. 3. Developed critical thinking and problem solving skills. 4. Formation of confidence in one’s own abilities. 5. Active communication and teamwork. 6. Development of interest in technical disciplines. 7. Creative and innovative approaches to projects. 8. Development of motivation for technical creativity through children’s activities, taking into account the age and individual characteristics of each child.
The kindergarten implements a partial modular program for the development of intellectual abilities in the process of cognitive activity and involvement in scientific and technical creativity "STEM-education of preschool and primary school age children" by T.V. Volosovets, V.A. Markova, S.A. Averin. The program is aimed at the development of intellectual and creative abilities of children, their involvement in scientific and technical creativity, implementation of "early social trials"