More than an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM involves much more than these four content areas. At PAST, we think STEM is simply good education!
• STEM is a delivery system for education, drawing on the strengths of scientific methods and technology to help students improve critical thinking a problem-solving skills using a system approach.
• STEM is a holistic or transdisciplinary approach that weaves together all school subjects in order to better understand a relevant issue and develop solutions to associated problems.
• STEM is rooted in critical think and problem-solving. It is a systematic approach to learning that results in multiple, creative solutions.
• STEM is content, it is a delivery system, and it is a transdisciplinary approach. STEM is much larger than simply the sum of its part.