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? Or how does STEM help to grow children’s self-confidence?

If you are interested in more in-depth discussions of a variety of topics relating to early childhood education, have a look at our upcoming STEM Hour webinars.

girl and boy playing tic-tac-toe

Gender-irrelevant education

How can self-awareness contribute to overcoming gender bias in early childhood and work towards achieving gender parity in university subject selection? Find out what you can do.

Child looking sad whilst eating meat

Food for thought

Heike reflects on entering philosophical inquiry with children. Engaging children in ethical conversations equips them with essential life skills such as critical thinking.

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Bee bee-friendly

Have you considered getting your service involved with bees? In this interview, a beekeeper explains how to provide a bee-friendly environment and to protect bees at the same time.

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Satellites: Help from space

Satellites not only satisfy our curiosity about the universe but also serve very practical purposes. Can you think of times when you felt grateful for the help of satellites?

Scales, salt and pepper and napkins

Maths myths

Half of our workshop participants have negative associations with this STEM subject. How are we supposed to kindle the children’s joy of mathematics if we are terrified of it?

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Clean up the mess

Impactful early experiences help create lifelong personal values. Cleaning your local stream or building a water purification system could ignite children’s passion for sustainability.

Children with eyes closed listening for sounds

Silence is golden

Sit down comfortably 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.

3 kids looking at laptop screen

Sweet surprises

It is important that children can recognise online security risks and develop a skill set to protect their privacy. You can help them understand the basics of protecting information.

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