As we get older, our creative side tends to decrease. Young people, however, have the potential for amazing creativity!
Youth development professionals can tell when youth are engaged in a meaningful and challenging activity.
i. Why is it important to teach STEM with hands-on activities?
ii. Why do you think that?
iii. What personal examples do you have of successfully teaching a hands-on activity?
Have you seen the animated whiteboard video of Sir Ken Robinson? With help from RSA Animate, Robinson explains the history of formal education and the necessity for Changing Education Paradigms.
At the core of the 4Cs—Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication—is another C: Curiosity.
"Pop Music tells you everything's OK, while rock music tells you that it is not OK, but you change it."
We are at a unique place in time where STEM initiatives are influencing the future economy. Unfortunately, these initiatives are widening the gap between what students are learning in school and the skills they will need to thrive in a new digital and hyperconnected world.