STEM Education In The Elementary Classroom
Volume 5 - Issue 5, May 2022 Edition
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STEM Education, Elementary classrooms,
The teaching of the integrated subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is gaining importance in Grades K–12 in the United States (U.S.). STEM is viewed by many as an opportunity to collapse the teaching of these subjects individually by using a more interdisciplinary approach to learning. This paper will define STEM and provide a discussion of what does STEM look like at the elementary setting and why STEM is important in education in the U.S. today at the elementary level. Additionally, the paper will address to what extent the teachers teaching STEM at elementary level are getting the opportunities for their own professional learning to sharpen their STEM knowledge and teaching approaches, and how STEM can be implemented in schools, along with how STEM educators feel about integrating STEM subjects and do they integrate and apply them in the classrooms. Some people consider STEM as an opportunity while others view it as having problems. STEM offers some positive ways to integrate subject matter in four very important subjects, and how it is useful to incorporate STEM in the early years of education.
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