Vermont Christian School

Integrated STEAM Education

Connecting ideas across disciplines is challenging when students have little or no understanding of the relevant ideas in the individual disciplines. Also, students do not always or naturally use their disciplinary knowledge in integrated contexts. Students will thus need support to elicit the relevant scientific or mathematical ideas in an engineering or technological design context, to connect those ideas productively, and to reorganize their own ideas in ways that come to reflect normative, scientific ideas and practices.

Project-Based learning as a Teaching Tool

Project-Based Learning has a proven record as a teaching tool. The constructivism learning theory suggests that people learn better by actively participating in the learning process. In order to involve students in the participatory learning process, the interaction among students and between students and the instructor in a classroom becomes very critical. Effectiveness of Project-Based Learning is well recognized as demonstrated in the chart below.