For some, a world with cassette decks, vinyl records and rotary dial phones was a very real one. We would have to wait for weeks before being able to receive a letter sent by someone from the other side of the world. Our parents probably always advised us to keep some change in the pocket to make emergency phone calls using the pay phone.
How things have changed.
The way of the future
Modern technology and the multitude of available information sources are combining to effect some big changes to the way we live, work and play. Considering humans. As a species, We didn’t even walk upright until 1.89 million years ago, but now we can walk on the moon!
The Internet only came into being in the nineties, but now we can’t imagine a world without it.
Can we even imagine the world that the next generation will be living in? Flying cars, teleportation devices and holograms are just some ideas that spring to mind. How then do we prepare our youth for a future that we cannot even comprehend?
An article by Dell predicts that 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. The article states that, “The ability to gain new knowledge will be more valuable than the knowledge itself.”
STEM for the future
STEM refers to the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related subjects. STEM uses problem-based and hands-on learning in order to teach students concepts and theories. Allowing them to use critical thinking and analytical skills rather than memorizing through wrote-learning. These are the skills essential for the children of tomorrow. They need to be able to think on their feet and understand unimaginable concepts. There will be no textbooks ready to prepare them for the world that lies ahead. Developing these skills at a young age will ensure that our children are ready for what the future brings.
STEMmates courses are designed for just this task. Preparing our children for the technological advances they will need to prepare for. Our courses are targeted at children as young as 7 years old, exposing then to concepts that could never be imagined to be found in the classroom – like robotics, mechanics and aerodynamics, for example.
Children are encouraged to learn through collaboration with others, voicing out their opinions and growing in confidence and independence at the same time. Make sure your child is ready for that crazy, alien career that they will have in the future. Find out about our courses through our Facebook and website pages today.