Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) is an integrated program of study that is highly practical and interactive. The program requires the disciplines of Science, Engineering and Mathematics to be integrated within Technology Education in order to solve real world problems. STEM has a focus on real world applications and aims to motivate students to continue their education in these four disciplines.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are four disciplines critical to the future of our society. With the aid of STEM, students are provided with a base to help equip them with the capacity to contribute to the scientific developments and innovations of tomorrow, providing solutions to social concerns through medical, environmental, and engineering breakthroughs.
Students can benefit from STEM programs as it teaches independent innovation and problem solving skills in addition to content that is expected to be relevant for future jobs. An enhanced understanding of STEM and its real world applications would hopefully increase career opportunities for students.
It is not unusual for politics to influence education, but the political eye is now looking at the four discipline areas through a new lens combining Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education. A lot of this influence is imitating what is occurring in the USA. As a country it is imperative for our future and competitiveness that these areas of study are not overlooked.