STEAM is an interdisciplinary subject of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math that facilitates students in acquiring comprehensive knowledge of such fields and applying what they learn to solve real-life problems. As a result, subject theories will be vividly reflected, thus promoting students’ creativity through learning projects.
Students are involved in design thinking stages that range from questioning, imagining and planning to practice, experimenting and applying STEAM knowledge. For instance, Art is demonstrated when students draft their designs and decorate their products, especially when pen cases are made from recycled materials. They also have to do relevant measurements for the pen case, papers and decorative items (Math), use tools and devices (Technology) for cutting and sticking, and assemble all the components carefully like a real engineer (Engineering) for a final product.
Currently, STEAM subject is extensively and systematically introduced by TDS and is featured by high suitability and accessibility for each age group, thus forming STEAM capacity for students right from Grade 1. Ms. Doan Thi Lam Oanh (a STEAM teacher of TDS – Cau Giay Campus) once shared: ‘Only by small projects of making pen case, paper fan, umbrella, etc., STEAM knowledge is delivered to students in such a friendly way that helps all the theories on books be transformed into knowledge with students’ practical experience. Accordingly, TDS STEAM subject will enable students to ‘walk the path that scientists have walked’.