Presently, companies are looking to recruit employees with embedded soft skills and knowledge rather than the book-learned.
With an unpredictable technological future, company requirements for hiring are an unknown factor.
STEM and STEAM are both educational philosophies that embrace teaching skills and subjects in a way that resembles real life.
They integrate and combines the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to help develop creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, analytical skills, soft skills and other talents to build future innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs.
The addition of Arts to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to incorporate creative thinking in applied sciences is what sets apart STEAM from STEM.
Though both use the concept of creativity in science, STEM explicitly focuses on science concepts while STEAM investigates these concepts by making new connections through inquiry and problem- solving.
For example, architecture combines science and art to build strong, visually appealing foundational structures.
With technology, facts and figures are available at one’s fingertips; this impacts the current education system, which replaces the traditional method of memorizing with active learning.
The UAE’s ‘s Ministry of Education (MoE) has already highlighted the importance of providing quality education to its students with the Education 2020 strategy.
However, quality education is expensive. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have helped initiate STEM implementation in private schools at an affordable cost to help create a knowledge- based hub.
The Atlab Stem Academy provides a Sam Lab STEAM Kit for kids which combines various teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a wide variety of wireless electronic blocks and accessories (including exclusive blocks not found in any other kit).
The Kit combines user friendly hardware and software for a classroom which can be aligned with the SAM Labs curriculum.
Through the SAMS space app, the wireless blocks can be paired effortlessly, alter the actions, apply behaviors and create connections with other blocks.
Atlab, a Dubai-based company of the Centena Group, inculcates STEM learning using technology to provide high quality laboratory equipment and innovative hands – on educational training systems.
Atlab STEM Academy with the help of LEGO Education, PITSCO Education, PASCO Scientific, SAM Labs, and XYZ Printing helps build the best STEM Education Institutions for K-12.