STEM for Students
Why encourage STEM?
Students often go through their entire secondary education without being able to pinpoint exactly what they want to do with their lives. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but think about how having a firm plan earlier on can help students better prepare for their future. By keeping students informed about possible careers in STEM, teachers can help them better understand what they might do after secondary school.
STEM fields offer students more than just a close look at how the world works. Even though changes in STEM education are altering the way students engage with and react to those fields of study, the process is slow. However, the more students learn practical, hands-on uses for the information they’re learning, the more they will warm to the subject matter.
Something else to interest and even excite students?
Careers in STEM fields are challenging, fun, and exciting. Some students may lack interest in STEM studies, and this may mean they will overlook careers in STEM fields.
The programme runs from September 2016 to July 2017, every other Saturday from 9am to 1pm. We have engaged facilitators from academic and training institutions.
How can parents be involved?
Understand that this is an opportunity for your child to be a involved in a programme that will give them real life exposure to some of the careers they may have always heard of but never got an opportunity to interact with those professionals. We are helping with their life skills and critical thinking. Continue to support their involvement and attendance at the sessions and have discussions with them about what they enjoyed the most.