Week 9 EDTS240

What six things does STEM emphasise?

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity

What does the STEAM acronym stand for?

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Mathematics

Where does MIT think we will find all of the latest scientific and technological development?

MIT believes that it is the inter-plate between the STEAM subjects where the latest scientific and technological information and development will be found.

What is a MakerSpace? Have you seen/experienced one? Share your experience.

Makerspaces come in all different shapes and sizes but they serve a purpose as a point of gathering the tools, knowledge and information and the expertise to complete a task. It is not only the knowledge that allows us to complete the task but the way we use these tools in the makerspace.

Makerspaces provide students with endless possibilities to have a rich fulfilling lesson in design technologies on top of learning how to use different tools. Through the introduction of makerspaces students can connect on a personal level by creating solutions for real life problems.

I have not yet experienced a makerspace but hope to in the future of my career in teaching.

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