As Governments start to reopen schools across the country during the pandemic, we need to think about how these global changes impact not only schooling normalcy but also the way we live and how this will affect us in the future.
As our economy fluctuates and uncertainty seems to fill the remainder of the year, we need to look at challenges and problems our future generations will need to solve. 2020 has revealed just how important practical skills will be in the decades to come. A key challenge will be food production, sustainability, technological advancements and medicine. The implementation of more practical worldly skills and subjects into the curriculum will help facilitate learning and problem solving for a new world.
STEM education consists of science, technology, engineering and maths, and presents an opportunity for schools to leverage Government grants and funds in order to help drive these subjects in the current curriculum and focus on new skills for the future.
Students of today will need STEM education as there will be a huge importance on jobs that focus on innovation, invention and solving real world problems through academic disciplines with the technical challenges of mastering skills in these learning areas. STEM presents an opportunity for educators to invest in a new approach to learning that's more hands on and provides an opportunity for more out of the box thinking.
Urban Green farms has a number of schools across the county who have implemented hydroponics and aquaponics into their learning environment so that students can engage in a practical hands on approach to biology and biodiversity. These include Tafe, Primary and Secondary schools who have set up their own systems. With a course guide for teachers and students, to help facilitate learning.
Urban Green Farms has a number of solutions for schools to adopt this learning approach and can customise a solution for many grades, levels and also provide ongoing support and teaching materials.
For more information please visit www.urbangreenfarms.com.au and review out STEM guide and courses, and products.