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Snapshot of Learning: STEM learning at Muritai School

Since 2015, Muritai School, has believed that STEM education is necessary to equip Muritai School students for the future. STEM learning incorporates a blend of hands-on learning activities and online learning applications to solve real-world problems while integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths.

In this snapshot of learning from Enabling e-Learning, we highlight how Muritai School has bought this vision to fruition so far.

Muritai SchoolInitially staff needed to be on-board, so professional development sessions have focused on building capacity in a range of STEM-related subjects, such as:

  • 3D printing
  • robotics
  • coding
  • construction
  • engineering challenges 
  • science lessons.

This in-turn has resulted in a dedicated STEM room and a programme where,

  • Each syndicate has an allocated day a week and each classroom uses the space once a week.
  • Activities and/or equipment is on-hand and can be setup for multiple users during for the day. 
  • Work in progress can be stored safely on shelves until the next session.
  • Students use this space for different STEM activities including science lessons, making things, 3D printing, robotics, coding, construction, and engineering challenges

With a dedicated focus on computational thinking and coding, as well as developing digital outcomes designed for an authentic audience, the essence of the Digital Technologies areas of the Technology curriculum are also being realised.

For more on how they have done this and the tools and resources used, as well as the benefits and learning outcomes for students, see, STEM learning at Muritai School (Enabling e-Learning,TKI).

What kinds of STEM, STEAM ideas are being 'thought about' or implemented at your school? Are these integrated through bigger contexts for learning?

Do you have specific space/s set up for STEM and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) activities, is this taught in every class or do your teachers share rotations? We'd love to hear more.

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