Prepares students for the future
Technology is a central part of modern society, and the demand for a tech-savvy workforce is fast increasing as a result.
Global brands are now seeking STEM graduates in a range of technical fields, from app development to computer engineering. By using technology to educate kids and teaching them about technology, we are better preparing them for a technologically-advanced future.
This is a key focus of our STEMmates learning course on robotics. Designed for kids between the ages of 7-14, the course is designed to help children get to grips with modern skills such as computer programming.
Keeps kids engaged
The upcoming generation of kids are technology-based learners. Given their passion for all things online (social media being a standout), technology clearly holds potential as a valuable and engaging teaching tool.
By introducing interactive learning methods into the curriculum, we can help kids remain engaged and enthusiastic about the learning process.
Our STEMmates courses are designed to provide kids with a hands-on, exciting learning experience that will create an interest and passion for STEM education amongst the upcoming generation.
Promotes independent learning
Technology allows kids to take control of their own learning experience. By providing kids with the opportunity to participate in practical activities and independent research, technology positions students as active instead of passive learners.
This encourages students to be independently inquisitive and helps facilitate learning both in and outside of the classroom setting. Independent research forms a key element of our STEMmates interactive courses.
The STEMmates course on oceanography, for example, requires participants to undertake an independent research project that is designed to help kids master their active investigation and presentation skills.
As opposed to traditional learning resources that often provide a general (and one-sided) view on each subject, the Internet provides access to a wide range of information on each learning topic.
With the use of technology, students will have access to a more diverse range of learning materials, and will engage in online discussions and debates that encourage critical thinking.
Keeping it current
Whilst traditional resources can often be outdated or limited in materials, technology provides kids with unlimited access to the most recent and current information.
Unlike the printed encyclopaedias of the past, technological resources register changes as soon as they happen, meaning kids receive a more relevant and up-to-date education.
As well as teaching kids to learn independently, technology also supports collaboration between peers.
Whether this be through technological apps or project-based work, interactive learning can help kids develop teamwork and collaborative skills that will prove vital to their life beyond education.
Our STEMmates courses are designed to help kids hone in on these essential teamwork skills through group-based projects and activities.
At STEMmates, we want to help Australia prepare for the future that lies ahead.
STEMmates’ extra-curricular learning courses are designed to help kids develop fundamental STEM skills that are fast becoming essential requirements of the modern job market.
Through interactive learning techniques that incorporate technology into the classroom setting, we hope to equip kids with a knowledge and passion for STEM learning that will help them succeed in their STEM education and beyond.
From robotics to electromagnetism, STEMmates courses are designed to help kids get to grips with modern disciplines that will likely form a key part of the future job market.
To find out more about STEMmates learning courses, please contact us via the STEMmates website or call 1300 793 465.