Analyze, decrypt, imagine and solve: you think all these verbs belong to the world of adults? Think again ! If you observe the smaller attitude, you will see that from their youngest age, they put in works these skills, most often to understand how a game works ... or how to make a stupidity!
But why over the years, this ability to solve problems and finding often imaginative and creative solutions, does it tend to diminish? "Simply", because it is not nourished enough and encouraged by adults, whether at home or in the school universe. It is from this observation that the Steam approach has been developed ... so that our little wolves retain and develop their initial "genius"!
The steam movement, to learn all vapor *
Steam, do you know this curious acronym? It means: Sciences - Technologies - Engineering - Arts and Mathematics. But you are still wondering how Steam can turn your child's everyday life ...
This approach is actually a real revolution in educational matters. Steam's bet? That creativity and the ability to solve problems can teach. How? 'Or' What ? By decomposing disciplines and making them interact.
Steam's basic idea is to combine the arts and mathematics, so that children discover "creative thinking".
Teach creativity: for what to do?
It's very good for all this, but you still wonder what it is for concreteness. Let's start with a figure: Do you know that 65% of today's children will exercise trades that do not exist yet?
Because the world of work evolves at a crazy speed and that the trades of the future will be above all trades related to innovation, it is fundamental that our children are well prepared there.
The interest of the Steam approach is not (only) to make children of future engineers, coders, designers or surgeons (after all, these trades may all be done by artificial intelligence by 20 to 30 years). No. Steam's interest is above all to prepare them to think otherwise, find solutions to everything, to invent and re-invent permanently.
When both hemispheres talk to each other ...
There is no question of geography here, but rather neurology;) what Steam seeks to develop is:
- the dialogue between cognitive and emotional,
- The combination of thoughtful thought and spontaneous thinking ...
In other words, Steam seeks to establish a constant connection between the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere of the brain. This is the own "Creative Thinkers"!
Instill the happiness of learning ... to learn to be happy
Too often, scientific materials are considered arid, difficult to access. End 2020, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study report revealed that French students were the worst of Europe in mathematics ** ... say it's time to transform how to teach scientific materials rings like obvious!
And if Steam was the key? Open prospects, open the fields of possible, to dream ... All this is also registered in this approach combining arts and scientific materials. Show how a choreography, a musical melody can be analyzed in mathematical terms; See in an electronic circuit The expression of a form of visual arts ...
Studies have also proved that students who regularly study the arts reveal capabilities to "better see, to persevere, to be a player, to learn from their mistakes" ... to trade boredom against pleasure, the evil-being against the Well-being, the passivity against creativity, the Steam method embodies!
How does Koa Koa integrate Steam at his approach?
At Koa Koa, we are satisfied that learning must be entertaining, and even more convinced. That all our children deserve to be treated like small Leonardo da Vinci! (You were looking for examples of scientific artists, this is the most eminent;).
With our products, they develop their taste for the science as well as their imagination. They learn to observe, find solutions, manufacture and excite ... Thanks to scientific kits, whose aesthetic, visual, and touch appearance is also a hymn to creativity.
Your little touch-to-all are adorned to create the world of tomorrow!
* Steam means "steam"
** Source: https://www.liberation.fr/france/2020/12/08/niveau-en-maths-et-en-sciences-la-france-s-enfonce_1807926/