Some of you keen engineers may have heard of STEM learning, but for those who haven’t, you might be wondering what exactly it involves. It is a curriculum designed to focus on particular subjects to help promote developmental learning.

Is it a credible way of learning or just an overly complicated theory? In today’s blog, we take a closer look at STEM learning and see what use it brings to the engineering field in general.

What STEM Means

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First of all, what does STEM learning stand for? Each letter represents the four disciplines that encompass the curriculum:

  • S = This stands for science and represents biology, chemistry and physics, the sort of subjects which you will find in schools.
  • T = This stands for technology and it involves the study of how machines work, how they can be developed, and how they assist everyday living.
  • E = This stands for engineering which explores how things work on a mechanical, electrical and chemical level.
  • M = This stands for mathematics which studies the nature of numbers, equations and theories.

On the surface, it may sound like your average school curriculum, but there is a lot more to STEM learning than you might think.

What STEM Involves

As you may notice, there is a lot of overlap between all these subjects. The idea is to help promote the study of all these subjects to help bring about the next generation of scientists and engineers.

This means all subjects are combined on a single curriculum in an engaging and practical manner to help school pupils in both primary and secondary education develop a keen interest in those subjects.

How Is STEM Used?

In the UK, there is a strong push in promoting STEM learning. It has the support of the government and numerous charities to help young people progress into STEM-related careers.

In short, it’s a way of making what seem to be rather boring subjects into a fun and engaging way of learning so as not to let interest in those subjects die out.

It could even lead to more apprenticeships in engineering. If you’re interested, why not check out what we have to offer at GET?