IŠTARKIME STEAM TAIP: KODĖL BŪTINA VYSTYTI IR TOBULINTI GAMTAMOKSLINĮ UGDYMĄ [SAY STEAM YES: WHY IT IS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE SCIENCE EDUCATION]
Authors: Violeta Šlekienė
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STEAM activities, STEAM formal and non-formal education, STEAM programs, STEAM schools, STEAM field, STEAM open access centers and others are often used terms in the society and in the education society in particular. STEAM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEAM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. STEAM education emphasizes art and technical creativity as interdisciplinary access, combining it with a rational combination with the peculiarities of individual subjects. Most countries declare STEAM education as a priority of their national education system. All countries link STEAM education reform with primary and secondary schools. Taking into account today's trends and future insights, education and training play a very important role. After all, it is important that Lithuania took a challenge - by 2025 teacher is a prestigious profession. The country lacks a new generation of teachers, teachers with a different approach to teaching and learning. In the near future there should be new specialties that will expand and change the field of the teacher's work, adapting it to contemporary realities. In the future, education will become more personalized; students will be offered personalized training programs. Much attention will be paid to increasing the efficiency of mental activity: there will be programs for improving memory, reading speed, increasing concentration, etc. Integrated access to STEAM subjects creates the conditions for the formation of such a human thinking, that allows a complex understanding of the world, making responsible decisions, and foreseeing further paths. Everyone agrees that integrated access brings benefits to all stakeholders.