Another objective of this approach is to target groups of learners, especially girls, who have not traditionally seen a future in STEM subjects and careers. And while the STEM approach is unique to each school, educators agree that its cross-curricular approach develops a set of thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills that students can use in all areas of their lives.
Ben Dallimore, Junior School eLearning Coordinator and ICT Specialist Teacher at The Cathedral School in Townsville suggests schools look at the big picture: transdisciplinary learning. Core learnings based on globally relevant inclusive concepts that are in context with real purpose. Where students have every opportunity to have agency over their learning and choose areas of interest.