Arab International Academy adopts the STEAM approach (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) so that students integrate and apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to find technological solutions to real-world problems using engineering and design methods. This approach is consistent with the belief that students should be the center of the teaching and learning process, and that learning happens best when the student is engaged in the implementation of meaningful activities. With STEAM, students conduct projects and practical activities, which help them to develop inquiry skills and to link scientific knowledge to practical reality. Students are also introduced to engineering by using scientific methods to develop technological solutions. The use of this approach in education is not only limited to learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics but also expands to the arts. The arts have a significant impact on the development of the imagination of students and their ability to be creative and to think unconventionally. Educators agree that these skills are essential in navigating real-life situations.
At the KG level, we strive to introduce our students to the basic elements of STEAM by engaging them in projects that involve all elements of STEAM.