About STEM

Introduction

STEM is an acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics collectively. The promotion of STEM education aligns with the worldwide education trend equipping students to meet the changes and challenges in our society and around the world with rapid economic, scientific and technological developments as well as challenges in society of the 21st century. In the curriculum context of Hong Kong, STEM education is promoted through Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Key Learning Areas (KLAs) and primary General Studies.

Approaches for Organising Learning Activities on STEM Education

With the focus on strengthening students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills within and across the KLAs of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, the following two approaches for organising learning activities on STEM education are recommended:
 
Approach One

Learning activities based on topics of a KLA for students to integrate relevant learning elements from other KLAs
 
Approach Two

Projects for students to integrate relevant learning elements from different KLAs