Why STEAM Education Should Be Introduced Early?

Why STEAM Education Should Be Introduced Early?

By ILK Post

   January 30, 2021


In recent years, the development of the technology industry has been booming. This shows the many possibilities this industry brings forth to our future. Therefore, STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) sets off a new learning movement that quickly becomes the key to cultivating the next generation of talents. As a parent, you might question the need for children to learn these professional knowledge. You and I as parents might not even understand these knowledge, should children really be exposed to STEAM this early on? ILK Learning organizes 5 reasons why STEAM education should be introduced to children early on:

  1. Promote Hands-On Learning To Children

    Learning STEAM is not only about learning 5 areas of knowledge, but learning an innovative learning style that encourages children to hands-on try new things. The most different part between STEAM and traditional learning style is that STEAM teachers do not deliver the answer directly, and children do not need to memorize all the content. Because it advocates a learning style that focuses on innovation and experiment. Observation, thinking and reflection in repeated experiments help children learn from their mistakes, and develop their conclusion. STEAM education is so valuable because of this very thinking style, not to be scared of mistakes and try more!
  2. Nurture Children’s Interest by STEAM education

    There are many ways to learn in STEAM education, ranging from games to experiments and more. What they have in common is that they investigate interesting and down-to-earth topics. Some parents might question whether learning with fun works. Won’t children only play and neglect studies? These experiential learning methods have many advantages. Interesting activities can increase children’s curiosity and push them to keep trying. Moreover, the sense of achievement from successful research can boost children’s confidence and encourages them to learn. Related blog : 3 Ways To Combine Education And Entertainment For Children
  3. Improve Children’s Future Competitiveness by STEAM education

    The technology and thinking styles are hot, trendy knowledge in society and many corporates demand STEAM talents. Many people are eager to learn STEAM through different sources to improve their competitiveness. If you nurture your children from a younger age, they will be able to master these globally in-demand skills earlier. Moreover, it is not only an area of knowledge, but a learning style. So, learning STEAM can sustainably improve children’s competitiveness in the long run.
  4. Help Children Integrate Different Knowledge

    The level of knowledge application shows the difference between children who study STEAM and those who don’t. Children who receive STEAM education not only learn knowledge from different areas, but understand the interdisciplinary connection between them so that they can utilize knowledge across different fields. STEAM breaks the stereotype that all subjects are independent of each other and emphasizes the cooperation of different knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome. Children who benefit from this learning style are accustomed to investigate cases from different angles so their observations are more in-depth, and they can make use of their knowledge they have learned freely.
  5. Expand Children’s Global Perspective

    With the rapid development of science and technology, what children learn should always be updated to maintain competitiveness. One vital part of STEAM education is to keep in touch with new technologies and explore different areas to keep a high level of curiosity. This learning model can effectively update our children with the newest technology information, and expand their vision from the young!

Conclusion

Not only learning science subjects, but the STEAM learning attitude can also be applied across different fields. Because the experimental spirit STEAM promotes is a comprehensive thinking style that can shape a positive learning attitude. This attitude cannot be learned easily from school, but requires immersive training in a learning environment like STEAM.  This allows children to not be afraid of saying the wrong answer, but develop strong resilience and pursue more learning in the future! Do you want your kids to acquire different skills and knowledge even at home? Check out ILK Learning’s Course Catalog to find THE course for your kids! Feel free to reach out for more information on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram! We look forward to seeing your messages!

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