In the sphere of STEM pedagogy, the phrase “Engineering Design Process” circulates a lot. Although the process is developed through the engineering aspect of STEM, it is important to science, technology and math as well. Simply put, the EDP walks students through the steps of working out a problem.
While hands-on, project-based learning is an important component of STEM education, it is also necessary to ensure students are staying engaged during lectures that are necessary to reach a full understanding of the material.
In the realm of STEM education, hands-on experience is one of the best ways to teach concepts to students. And so, project-based learning has become an important part of STEM classrooms, as it offers a creative approach to offering that type of learning.
Successful STEM lessons typically engage students and encourage the understanding of concepts through hands-on learning. The 5E model specifically motivates student participation by allowing students to build off pre-existing knowledge and skills.