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Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RL

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What is STEM education?

What is STEM education?  STEM is an abbreviation that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where academic concepts are coupled with all kinds of projects which may include programming, electronics and robotics for example. In Design Technology, children learn the skills of construction with a wide range of materials but we aim for more - for our children to be designers, inventing problems, creating solutions, engineering the three-dimensional world. Children apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between the classroom and the world around them.

Our aim is to help children develop computing skills which can be used across all of these disciplines and this is the responsibility of computer scientist and teacher, Chris Herbert. Chris has a background in Research and Design engineering  and is the  former Director of Teaching and Learning in IT at a high performing school in West Yorkshire,  experience he uses to help Moorfield really take the lead in this important area of education. 

We are committed to providing our children with opportunities to participate in STEM projects which develop thinking skills and problem solving; important skills that will prepare them for an increasingly technological workplace.