As part of Notting Hill College’s aim to bring valuable study areas to teachers in line with global market needs, we have launched a new course.
We have begun the STEAM Programme to provide our trainees with modern methods to teach and to connect with their students.
What is STEAM?
STEAM stands for ‘science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics’. The 20-hour STEAM Programme will enable you to design lesson plans that integrate these subject areas.
The aim of STEAM is to use these subjects as an access point for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. Training in STEAM methods means you will know how to teach them in a way that is continuously engaging.
On our STEAM Programme, you will advance your ability to create an inviting learning environment that suits learners’ interests and their social and emotional needs. Your skills will be put to the test when you practise delivering STEAM lessons before reflecting on your own and others’ efforts.
Spread across five weeks, the modules you will complete are Introduction to STEAM as an Instructional Method, Integration of Art with Teaching, STEAM in Action and Assessment of STEAM Implementation.
What are the benefits of STEAM lessons?
Incorporating STEAM methods into your students’ lessons can advance their learning and have many benefits.
When students engage with an incorporation of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, they are guided to ask questions, solve problems, uncover new answers and think creatively. Often they must undergo trial and error to get to their desired outcome in a project, boosting their determination and perseverance.
In STEAM lessons, students will practise teamwork when they work collaboratively on a project or piece of work. They will share their curiosity and excitement and open each other up to new ways of thinking.
Another benefit is exposing students to how each of the subject areas connect. Some learners will have a keen interest in maths and science and do not care too much about art, design and music. Others will participate in the arts but struggle to stay engaged in subjects involving numbers and technology. STEAM lessons show students that these areas are closely linked and can be combined to make something special.
Primarily, STEAM builds students’ confidence and prepares them for modern jobs in the real world.
Contact Notting Hill College today to find out more about the STEAM Programme and to enrol.