Phoenix STEM & Media
PHOENIX STEM & MEDIA
The Phoenix Centre of Excellence will be the leading and most sought after place in Ghana for Ghanaians & UK Student’s alike. It will boast a STEM Lab and be the leading space for some of, what many would call “the over looked” subjects which are more suited to creatives Drama, Theatre, Media & the Arts.
With a curriculum that will teach children and young people, not only the basics around English Maths and Science, the curriculum has been bespoke tailor made to suite the 21st centry child, we will respect the local mindset, however apply a global opportunity.
What is STEM education?
STEM education refers to the integrated teaching and learning of the subjects science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM education is usually presented through hands-on and relevant real-world learning experiences.
STEM is important because our world depends on it. The economy, our general well-being—it’s all backed by science, technology, engineering, and math.
Why is STEM important?
STEM is important because our world depends on it. The economy, our general well-being—it’s all backed by science, technology, engineering, and math. We all know what traditional literacy means. Literacy is the ability to read and write.
But in today’s digital world, being literate isn’t enough anymore. It is important for children to become digitally literate as well. Children are at a great advantage with an understanding of digital literacy.
In a world which is so connected, children learn digital skills from an early age. Many of these tech skills are essential in the classroom and in the workforce. Almost any industry children move into when they start their career will require some form of digital literacy. Now more than ever, a digital literacy curriculum is imperative. Where we run into trouble is with the use of technology without a clear understanding of its purpose. children who use social media should understand how it works, who can see it, and what digital footprint they are leaving behind
There’s no doubt that the arts are fun for children. Diving into those finger paints and making a beautiful picture to hang on the fridge is brilliant. Acting in a play is exhilarating. But the arts also help children develop on many fundamental levels.
The arts strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills. How do I express this feeling through my dance? How should I play this character? Learning how to make choices and decisions will certainly carry over into their education and other parts of life— this is certainly a valuable skill in adulthood.