Educating and Engaging Girls in STEM
Miriam College aims to create a learning environment that enables its students to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their everyday lives. As such, there is a continuous effort to enhance our programs to keep girls and young women curious, creative, confident, and competitive.
Guided by current research and how our girls - particularly at the basic education units - learn best, Miriam College takes on the challenge of engaging girls in STEM through:
Knowing that girls work best using their social skills, the school provides opportunities for collaboration and teamwork, encouraging them to share ideas and develop solutions together.
Raised expectations coupled with consistent praise and positive feedback for each thought-provoking question asked, for thinking out of the box, or for a problem successfully solved will go a long way in boosting a girl's confidence and performance in STEM.
STEM subjects are taught in the context of real life situations so girls can make the easy connection between what they learn in class and its application in the real world.
Our students are encouraged to approach projects using their own creativity, talents and learning styles.
Exposure to women role models who have made an impact in the fields of STEM not only inspire girls and young women but present them with possibilities of who and what they can become in the future.