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STEAM powered learning – Why STEAM teaching is critical in early childhood education

STEAM-powered learning in early years education is embedded in play, exploration, curiosity, observation and questioning. How children feel about themselves as learners is intrinsic to their success. Not just in the early years, but for their lifelong learning journey. In this article, Alistair Bryce-Clegg tells us that arguably, how we support children to learn is…

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STEAM Education: a Perspective from Spain

by Cristina Balbas-Martinez Cristina Balbas has a PhD in Molecular Biomedicine and is also trained in early childhood education.  In 2013 she co-founded Escuelab, a social enterprise that provides access to a practical, interactive scientific education, promoting research vocations and developing skills for the future amongst Spanish pupils. Economies worldwide are increasingly in…

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What does STEAM look like in the Early Years?

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. This is a forward-thinking, integrated approach to learning that combines these subjects to guide children’s inquisition and critical thinking.  Early years doesn’t necessarily come to mind for many practitioners and teachers when considering STEAM. However, STEAM is central to children’s learning and development in the…

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