The Importance Of STEM In Education

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The STEM is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics focusing on a real-life approach to the subjects.It works in cohesion with the normal curriculum but rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning.According to Tsupros, STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons(2009).It is the foundation of future researchers, scientist, and engineerings.The United States has been a leader in these fields for many years, however,…show more content…
Students then begin to see that science and math are not isolated subjects, but work together to solve problems. Also, in STEM lessons, students address real social, economic, and environmental problems to seek solutions. This adds relevance to their math and science learning. In STEM, students also use technology in appropriate ways and design their own products.This practical approach to the education makes student to adapt the style of innovative thinking. All these learning from an early age creates a talented individual in the field of science and thus, helps to increase the talent pool of United States in the world.Students who meet or surpass the STEM benchmark have a 75 percent probability of earning a grade of C or higher in first-year college STEM courses such as calculus, biology, chemistry and physics. They're also more likely to earn good grades, persist in a college STEM major and earn a STEM-related bachelor's degree than those who didn't meet the benchmark.This clearly shows that introduction to science at an early age gives a greater benefit for the
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