Pourquoi les événements du monde réel sont-ils si importants pour l'enseignement STEAM ?

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Le désir naturel d'un enfant d'apprendre, d'expérimenter et de poser des questions est d'une importance fondamentale pour son éducation et son développement. L'école internationale britannique d'Abu Dhabi do not give their students all of the answers. Instead, they give students some of life’s most interesting questions and challenges, and the tools to tackle them. The school’s aim for their students is that they learn creativity and resilience throughout their education. When they leave school and take their first steps into university and beyond, The British International School Abu Dhabi want them to do so with the confidence of real global citizens. The question is, how do they teach that?

Explorer les défis du monde réel avec STEAM

STEAM est l'acronyme de Science, Technologie, Ingénierie, Art et Mathématiques, mais cela représente bien plus qu'une série de matières. Que ce soit en classe ou par le biais de la plateforme extrascolaire Global Campus, l'enseignement et la réflexion autour de STEAM sont la clé pour que les enfants prennent conscience de leur impact sur le monde qui les entoure et des possibilités passionnantes qui s'offrent à eux.

From a young age, children begin to explore their surroundings and from there, their perspective grows. STEAM takes this natural curiosity which students have as young learners in Early Years and Primary, through to their teenage years in Secondary School, and builds on it with a contextualised, skills-based approach to teaching. It encourages the natural instincts a child has for learning about where they are, how things work as they do, and why it matters, and asks them to apply that curiosity to solving real-world challenges.

Collaboration exclusive avec le MIT

L'éducation STEAM repose sur L'école internationale britannique d'Abu DhabiLa collaboration exclusive de l'école avec le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cette relation avec le MIT offre aux étudiants des possibilités qui vont bien au-delà de leur programme et de la salle de classe. Un élève peut participer à la nouvelle série MIT Abstracts, qui lui permet d'assister à des conférences avec des professeurs du MIT, d'apprendre ce sur quoi portent leurs recherches et l'impact qu'elles auront sur nos vies, de relever des défis scientifiques en classe ou à domicile, comme la nouvelle série Home Labs, ou même de visiter le campus du MIT. L'objectif de tout l'enseignement du MIT est de permettre aux étudiants de comprendre et d'identifier un problème réel, et de relever le défi de trouver une solution en collaboration, mettant ainsi leur créativité à l'épreuve.

Le plus récent défi STEAM

Lors de l'événement annuel "House Day" à L'école internationale britannique d'Abu DhabiLes élèves ont relevé un défi STEAM afin de gagner des points pour leur maison respective. Les élèves des classes 10-13 ont construit une main robotisée à partir de papier et de pailles. Malgré la nature difficile des restrictions actuelles de COVID-19, ils ont réussi à collaborer et à produire des conceptions qui pouvaient non seulement bouger, mais aussi ramasser et déplacer d'autres objets !

The British International School Abu Dhabi students are now taking part in the Global Campus monthly STEAM challenges. Each month, a new challenge is set that requires students to apply their imagination and STEAM knowledge to a new context. February’s STEAM challenge was called ‘Elevator engineer,’ which involved students being set a task to design and build a prototype for a schools elevator. They had to ensure it was well balanced, be able to transport heavy loads up several floors, and needed to be as energy efficient as possible.

The current STEAM challenge for March is called “Trashion designer”, where students are being challenged to use ‘trash’ as a resource, and create a wearable item. This can be an item of clothing, a piece of jewellery a hat or a bag. They can upcycle old clothes, or clean up and repurpose something that is considered rubbish. 

STEAM pour les jeunes esprits

From the youngest years through to the oldest students, the role of STEAM is to teach core subjects by contextualising them. STEAM careers has been promoted through Primary, and students have been encouraged to consider all the jobs that have a STEAM element. As part of their learning, Primary students at L'école internationale britannique d'Abu Dhabi have been introduced to the Global Campus hacking challenge. In a movement to combat Sustainable Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and also to develop STEAM skills, the students have been busy developing a superhero vehicle, using waste material from home.

La citoyenneté mondiale dans la communauté

L'école internationale britannique d'Abu Dhabi believe that the full value of STEAM is not just in the classroom, but in getting out into the local community. This can be put into practice in lots of different ways. For example, the school may ask students to identify an issue, like a lack of recycling infrastructure, and find a solution to it. Going further afield, students also have the opportunity to attend citizenship expeditions, such as taking part in sustainable development and construction programmes in Tanzania and attending trips to Masdar city, Abu Dhabi sustainable building development, which is powered by renewable energy. The British International School Abu Dhabi students are also part of the Global social leaders programme, where one of the school’s students were successful in winning the Global Goal competition.

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Que ce soit dans le pays ou à l'étranger, l'apprentissage STEAM offre des expériences étonnantes qui permettent aux élèves de comprendre ce que signifie réellement être un citoyen du monde.

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The British International School Abu Dhabi

The British International School Abu Dhabi offers a welcoming family community with the highest quality learning opportunities as part of our Global Campus. At The British International School Abu Dhabi, your child will grow as a confident, caring individual, whilst developing the skills and attitudes required to be successful in our constantly evolving international world.