Reflect

Below we share our thoughts on pedagogy and inquiry-based STEM learning. Join us in investigating questions like: How can I provide good mathematical learning when my own experience of the subject in school was so negative?

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Bee bee-friendly

In this short interview, Anne Schneider, tells us about her love for bees and how education and care services can provide a bee-friendly environment.

Satellite in space

Satellites: Help from space

Satellites not only serve very practical purposes but also satisfy our curiosity about the universe. We wouldn’t know as much about space without astronomical satellites like the Hubble Space Telescope and the other research satellites out there.

Scales, salt and pepper and napkins

Maths myths

50% of participants have negative associations with this STEM subject and are, as a result, convinced that they are not capable of engaging children in mathematics. How are we supposed to kindle joy of mathematics if we break out in cold sweats thinking about equations and formulas?

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Clean up the mess

Impactful early experiences help to shape our personality and create personal life-long values. Cleaning your local stream, building a water purification system or investigating other ways to protect our environment in a child-led way, could be the spark to ignite the passion for sustainability.

Children with eyes closed listening for sounds

Silence is golden

Find a cosy place to sit with the children and ask everyone to close their eyes. What can they hear? You will be surprised how many sounds the children notice when everybody is quiet. For many children, this might be the first time they consciously absorb the sounds around them…

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Sweet surprises

To ensure children’s safety, their ability to recognise a security risk and a skill set that helps them protect their privacy are invaluable. The first step to cyber safety is to understand the basics of keeping information safe.

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Technology, blessing or curse?

Technology really does make life so much easier! On the flip side, the convenience of our modern lives comes at a cost. How can you encourage critical questions about the use of technologies in our daily routine

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You and I

It might be surprising that self-awareness and awareness of others can be learned in a STEM context. When we look at STEM as a tool to explore and make sense of the world, it becomes clear that every aspect of life is linked to a STEM subject.

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