Essay about The Theory Of The Natural World

710 Words Jun 15th, 2016 3 Pages
Being an educator in the twenty first century has its challenges. We are expected to cover what seems like an unobtainable amount of information in such a short amount of time and produce above average to advanced results with a gamut of student learning abilities. We so often hear that we must “teach to the test”. As a creative minded person and one who teaches students to think and produce creatively, I feel that the concepts of a STEM foundation of education are ideal. A STEM education can help facilitate self-reliant innovators and inventors that are natural problem solvers and logical thinkers. It can foster critical thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigative, and creative skills – something today’s schools, industry and work force are lacking.
As for an art educator in an education classroom setting, I feel it is only natural to incorporate these ideas and concepts. STEM calls for Science, the study of the natural world; Technology, which includes any product made by humans to meet a want or need. By this definition, technology does not necessarily have to be digital. It can consist of any product created to solve a problem. Engineering, the design process used to solve problems, and finally Math, the language of numbers, shapes, and quantities.
STEM also calls for lessons to focus on real-world issues and problems, lessons that are guided by the engineering design process – a flexible process that takes students from identifying a problem—or a design challenge—to…

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