What is STEM?
STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
What is STEM education?
STEM education is the learning in each of the individual STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students build a foundation in these subjects to identify and integrate connections between learning areas. Students draw knowledge from these disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to address a challenge or problem.
In our school, students apply their knowledge of STEM to:
- test ideas
- take risks
- listen to and think about alternative ideas
- build knowledge that is applicable in real life.
Why is STEM important?
In the future there will be more jobs that need non-routine thinking skills and high levels of originality and creativity. Students at our school will undertake a number of projects that support the development of these key skills.
Studying and working in STEM means:
At Le Fevre High School, students learning about the world around us finding innovative solutions to real-world challenges. In the future, our students will play a role in some of Australia’s major discoveries and developments moving forward into the future.
STEM Academy Selection
Le Fevre High School values STEM pathways and with the launch of our new STEM Academy we are very excited about what the future holds for our students.
Students who are interested in entering the program will firstly need to express an interest and then will undertake an interview for the Academy panel where they will discuss STEM as related to the key capabilities as outlined by the department of education. Students select four of these capabilities in discuss these in relation to STEM.
If you have any questions concerning the above, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.