なぜ、STEAM教育に実社会のイベントが重要なのか?

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子供が学び、実験し、質問したいという自然な欲求は、子供の教育と発達にとって基本的に重要です。 ザ ブリティッシュ インターナショナル スクール アブダビ 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?

STEAMで実社会の課題を探る

STEAMとは、Science(科学)、Technology(技術)、Engineering(工学)、Art(芸術)、Mathematics(数学)の頭文字をとったものですが、単なる教科の枠を超えた意味を持っています。教室でも、課外活動のプラットフォームであるグローバルキャンパスでも、STEAMに関する教え方や考え方は、子どもたちが自分たちを取り巻く世界への影響や、その可能性の素晴らしさを学ぶための鍵となります。

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.

MITとの独占コラボレーション

STEAM教育の根底にあるのは ザ ブリティッシュ インターナショナル スクール アブダビは、マサチューセッツ工科大学(MIT)との独占的な協力関係を築いています。このMITとの関係は、カリキュラムや教室をはるかに超えた機会を学生にもたらします。例えば、MIT教授の講義を受けられる「MIT Abstracts」シリーズに参加して、教授の研究内容や私たちの生活に与える影響について学んだり、教室や家庭での科学実験に挑戦する「Home Labs」シリーズに参加したり、MITのキャンパスを訪問したりすることができます。MITの授業の目的は、生徒が現実の問題を理解し、特定し、その解決策を共同で見つけ出すことであり、まさに生徒の創造性が試されています。

最新のSTEAMチャレンジ

の恒例イベント「House Day」では ザ ブリティッシュ インターナショナル スクール アブダビの生徒たちは、関連するハウスのポイントを獲得するためにSTEAMチャレンジを行いました。10〜13年生の生徒は、紙とストローでロボットハンドを作りました。現在のCOVID-19の制限は厳しいものでしたが、生徒たちは協力して、動くだけでなく、他の物を拾って動かすことができるデザインを完成させました。

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. 

若い心のためのSTEAM

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 ザ ブリティッシュ インターナショナル スクール アブダビ 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.

地域社会におけるグローバル・シチズンシップ

ザ ブリティッシュ インターナショナル スクール アブダビ 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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国内でも海外でも、STEAMの学習は、グローバルな市民であることの本当の意味を生徒に教える素晴らしい体験を提供します。

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