STE(A)M in Junior Cycle

STE(A)M in Action

In this section of the website we are exploring the concept of ‘STE(A)M in Action’. How does STE(A)M thinking manifest? How do our students respond to the societal issues we consider when engaging with the STE(A)M in Junior Cycle initiative?

As we develop this initiative further, we are considering the ways in which we can support teachers as they empower their students to engage with and respond to STE(A)M thinking and STE(A)M learning.

STE(A)M in Action in School's Project 2021 - 2022

In 2021 the JCT STE(A)M Team put out a call for schools to participate in a pilot project entitled STE(A)M in Action in Schools. 20 schools from across the country were selected to participate in this pilot project.

What is the project about?

1. The STE(A)M in Action schools project provides time and opportunity for collaboration between teachers in school from different subject areas.
2. Teachers are supported to help students make meaningful and authentic connections between learning in different subjects.
3. Teachers engage with students implementing a small STE(A)M in Action Project in their school. Participating in this project supports students in connecting school subject learning that takes place in other life contexts and in connecting classroom learning with real world societal issues and problems.

Map of Participating Schools for 2022
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The culmination of this pilot project resulted in a Celebration of Learning event which took place in April of 2022.

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In this section you will find a number of resources that might be useful when developing STE(A)M thinking and/or STE(A)M learning.

The STE(A)M Podcast

As part of the STE(A)M in Junior Cycle initiative we have recorded a number of podcasts to explore STE(A)M learning. We would like to thank all the participants for giving their time so freely.