21st Century Digital Learning
St Kevin’s recognises the importance of preparing students for an exciting but uncertain future. We give students opportunities to work individually and in groups on projects that require critical thinking and problem-solving. Robotics, coding, hands-on building projects and mapping are just a few of the offerings in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths).
During 2019 we have expanded our STEM focus:
- Students can participate in lunchtime coding/electronics club or robotics club
- Additionally, students from Year 1 to 6 can sign up for Tuesday afternoon extra-curricular robotics, with two Year 7 students returning to mentor and participate
- We continue to push boundaries for our students by successfully engaging with Sydney schools in both RoboCup and FLL this year.
STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Through STEM, students develop key skills including:
- Critical analysis
- Independent thinking
- Digital literacy.
Why is STEM important?
The global economy is changing. Current jobs are disappearing due to automation and new jobs are emerging every day as a result of technological advances.
The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day. Skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and beyond.
Employer demand for STEM qualifications and skills is high. To be competitive, the Australian workforce needs people who can adapt to a changing workplace.