Thursday, 16 February 2012

What would life be like without STEM? (#WithoutSTEM)

If you read any current educational journal, you could be led to believe that "STEM is Important to Our Future" is the mantra of the majority of educational reformers around the world.

There have been so many documents, blog posts and speeches written that attempt to explain what STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) has given us, but what if the STEM disciplines never existed? What would our world be like if we did not have science, technology engineering of mathematics?

If you think about this for a moment, this is a lot more difficult to answer than you may first expect. STEM is so heavily embedded into our modern lives that almost everything would be different. Where would we live? How would we travel? How long would we live? What jobs would we do?

Let's use Twitter to debate this: "What would life be like without STEM?"

Use the Twitter Hash Tag "#WithoutSTEM" so we can all follow the debate. 
Let's see what you, your friends, your colleagues and your students can come up with.