Sports are a popular way to have fun and get the body moving. Bringing people together for a time of healthy competition, it is enjoyed by families, students, and competitive sportspeople all around the world.
If you are a parent, you may have heard of this term ‘STEAM Education’ popping up on school websites, curriculum briefs, and the like. What exactly is STEAM education, anyway?
As a parent, there are many things to consider when bringing up a child. For example, how to discipline them, what diet to give them, and what time they should sleep. One thing that inevitably comes into consideration is what language the child should be brought up with.
What makes a successful person? In the past, that might mean studying well and gaining all the knowledge necessary to work in an industry of one’s choice. However, times are rapidly changing, and this might soon be a thing of the past.
In metropolitan city Singapore, long gone are the rustic kampungs of old, having now been replaced by a sprawling concrete jungle. While homes have become more comfortable and well-equipped, the outdoors has seemingly become further out of reach today, as many of us would much prefer to stay indoors.
Digital technology has permeated so many aspects of life that it is almost impossible to get past a day without using it. We communicate through texts, hitch a ride to work with an app, pay for meals cashlessly, and post snippets of our life online.
Parents will know how challenging it is to raise kids. Apart from preparing their lunches, sending them to school, showering them with love, you also need to answer the most absurd questions they ask. If you are a parent with a 3- to 5-year-old, I’m sure you can relate.
Back in the good old days, traditional curriculum involves rote learning and memorisation. These days, however, it’s all about having STEAM- an educational approach that integrates the areas of study in science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and mathematics.
In an increasingly globalised and digitalised world, future-ready skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving and innovation have become more important than ever.
Compare a graduate from 40 years ago with one who just graduated, what has changed? Well, for one, the way we communicate has vastly changed.