e2 Young Engineers – Sydney West, Inner West & North


e² Edutainment Method

young engineers 3d appe² Young Engineers (ESYE) represents thousands of children around the world who participate in our unique edutainment curricula, which teach basic scientific principles and complex subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), Machinery and Software Engineering through the use of games. The essence of the method is based on theoretical studies, research and statistics tests.

Our focus at e² Young Engineers is on the future generations of engineers and scientists. Our initiative has always been to establish an original and unparalleled educative approach to assisting the engineers of tomorrow by creating engaging educational solutions early on. We always seek to offer every child in the world the opportunity and confidence to enter a challenging society by providing an encouraging, hands-on environment which will develop the necessary skill set.

What is STEM ?

STEM education is the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an interdisciplinary or integrated approach. Students gain and apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop creative and critical thinking skills within an authentic context. It may include inquiry and project-based learning.

A vibrant capacity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is pivotal to increasing our nation’s productivity.

“Australia’s STEM teachers at all levels, from primary to tertiary, must be equipped to deliver course content with confidence and inspiration, and develop all students to their full potential. Curricula and assessment criteria should prioritise curiosity-driven and problem-based learning of STEM – STEM as it is practised – alongside the subject specific knowledge that STEM requires.”

Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist
Source: http://www.stem-nsw.com.au/

STEM

STEM aims to develop higher-order thinking skills through an engaging curriculum that may include integration, inquiry and project-based learning.

STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM education enhances student learning experiences through engaging curriculum that may include integration, inquiry and project-based learning. Students apply knowledge, deepen their understanding and develop high-order thinking skills within an authentic context, so they can fulfil future career aspirations that require STEM skills.

The NSW Department of Education is taking the following directions to ensure the delivery of quality STEM education for all students:

  • raising expectations and enhancing the quality of student learning in STEM
  • fostering quality teaching and leadership in STEM
  • innovative ways of delivering STEM education

Actively engaging students in authentic and challenging STEM learning experiences, creating learning environments that foster innovation and creativity is fundamental to the success of STEM education in schools. Integrating STEM learning allows teachers to place a greater focus on the general capabilities of our syllabuses such as: critical and creative thinking, information and communication technology capability and personal and social capability.

The NSW Department of Education has initiated a number of STEM projects. The projects aims to:

  • develop learning experiences through the use of project-based learning strategies
  • improve student learning through pedagogical change
  • provide schools with the opportunity to evaluate teaching and learning practices
  • trial quality integrated STEM programs in schools across NSW
Reference: https://education.nsw.gov.au/curriculum/stem

‘STEM in the Primary Classroom’nswed_stem_logo

NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

KATHERINE CARTWRIGHT
Mathematics Advisor K-6 – NSW Department of Education

…there’s a strong research base to show that students that are in integrated learning programs demonstrate academic performance equal to or better than students in discipline-based programs…we want to stop doing discipline-based programs that are just straight about Science & Technology or Mathematics or English, but the engagement and the activities the students are involved in investigating when the learning is integrated, assists the students in getting a deeper understanding of the quality of the learning, and to get a deeper understanding of the concepts being taught and how they’re applied in other situations.


TANYA COLI

K-6 Science & Technology Advisor

STEM stands for four areas of the curriculum – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics…they’re all linked by the fact that the problem-solving that happens in the classroom and can happen in real life, and you’ll find that in real-life situations, that problem-solving is what all of these areas hang from…it lends itself beautifully to critical and creative thinking, information, communication and technology, literacy and numeracy, personal and social capability, work and enterprise. As students manage their own environment, their equipment, their materials, they design the path they would like to follow when they’re investigating and coming up with the problem-solving techniques.

Link to the complete transcript from NSW Department of Education
https://education.nsw.gov.au/curriculum/mathematics/Early-Stage-1-to-Stage-3/professional-learning/integrating-stem-in-the-primary-calssroom

Our Vision:

Our world is advancing at an exceptional pace in science and technology. It is often difficult to keep up with what is needed to support our children today, let alone the future.
We understand the need for STEM, but where do we start and how can we engage a child in these subjects? How do we as educators and parents keep them excited about learning and wanting more? It has to be fun and engaging! We are so excited and privileged to be offering the e² Young Engineers® programs for students from age 4 to retirement. Using our unique curriculum of ‘EDUTAINMENT’ (education + entertainment), children gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while playing with LEGO®. Our programs encourage and motivate students to get involved, to have fun, and to grow. The programs are meaningful and purposeful. Students can build on their base skill sets while participating in active and engaging, creative activities.

We believe Science can be fun!!! 21st Century is witnessing ultra rapid technological developments across the world, YOUNG ENGINEERS recognises the imperative need to prepare students right from primary school stage for exposure to technological principles, environment & applications and aspires to teach them principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with the help of LEGO blocks. Young Engineers is committed to cater to the needs of the parents to reach the maximum possible number of students helping them to BUILD THEIR TOMORROW, TODAY.