STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics curriculum is meant to be an immersive solution to teach students learning those four disciplines in a way that is meaningful for real world application. As a Kinesthetic Learning approach is based in our need to move, touch, and feel to understand, the two concepts are an obvious pairing.
Research has found that a student’s learning process, not their level of intelligence, is the most important indicator in determining learning abilities. With this approach, movement and action replace more passive forms of learning, fostering curiosity and creativity, and allowing students to confidently and actively absorb concepts while connecting them to real life. And with STEM careers increasingly shaping our future, integrating STEM-focused curriculum and activities with kinesthetic learning into your classroom will excite and encourage students to further explore their interests in STEM fields, and provide them with a bright future ahead.
Since we at VariQuest strongly believe in this STEM approach for schools, we've developed the VariQuest Trifecta™ 800 3D Printer and paired it with STEM:IT curriculum to provide a full-service solution which combines lessons and assignments with 3D printing and physical manipulatives to drive creative thinking and increase student engagement.
But don't just take our word for it - listen to the facts. Check out the below Infographic to learn more about how Kinesthetic Learning Benefits STEM in the classroom. [Click image to Enlarge.]
Still need more convincing? Check out how Discovery Charter School in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota has been utilizing these principles in their classrooms with the help of VariQuest tools, or Request a Meeting today to speak with one of our education consultant experts on how to implement a kinesthetic learning approach in your school.