At Gresol International-American School we are committed to STEM education and offer it as an extracurricular activity. It is a discipline that proposes interdisciplinary projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), taking advantage of the common elements between these subjects. Through this activity, students will acquire interest and knowledge about basic concepts and disciplines and keys to the globalized and technological world in which we live. They will continue to learn English, and, besides, they will master the language of the 21st century: technology.
This teaching approach, that Gresol International-American School is committed to, requires the use of innovative and alternative teaching methods, such as laboratory projects and the use of different technological tools. Within STEM methodology, always in English, we also include educational robotics, whose tendency is increasing and aims to be the next step in education, as it brings wealth in learning and experience.
STEM objectives and advantages for students
STEM is a system based on the interdisciplinary education of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, integrating them into a united perspective based on applications for daily situations. If we add to this that all the subjects are in English, we achieve complete teaching for the students of Gresol International-American School. This discipline seeks:
- To cultivate interest in science and increase their ability to solve problems, resolving and facing real situations.
- Promotion of multiple intelligences, thanks to the study of various disciplines and, besides, in English.
- A greater capacity to understand the world around them, through science.
- To learn how to use new technological devices and understand how they affect the world.
- To improve skills such as analysis, documentation, concentration, and the ability to observe from different points of view.
- To increase the ability to work in a team, respecting all members to achieve a consensus in finding solutions.
- To develop creativity, critical thinking, and computational thinking.
A good knowledge of these disciplines consolidates the bases of developing the skills and abilities that will open the doors of the future’s understanding to the students. As Bill Gates said: “We cannot maintain an innovative economy unless we have people well trained in science, mathematics, and engineering.” The future goes through the knowledge of STEM, and, in Gresol, we only think about the best education for the future of our students.