Importance of STEAM Learning Implementation in Elementary School


As society 5.0 approaches, a learning approach that can help students understand competencies relevant to their era is required. STEAM is extremely important for the development of 21at-century skills. STEAM can improve learning quality by allowing teachers to be more innovative and create interesting and meaningful learning experiences for students. This study uses a qualitative approach, in which it describes the importance of STEAM learning in elementary schools. The study sample was collected from two public elementary schools in Sidoarjo. The goal of this research is to determine the scope of STEAM learning and the challenges associated with implementing STEAM in elementary schools. The Miles and Hubermen technique was used to identify the implementation of STEAM learning in elementary schools. There were three stages: data reduction, data presentation, conclusions, and data verification. The findings of the study were presented in the form of a qualitative description. The study’s findings indicate that STEAM learning has occurred but has not been integrated with learning tools. Teachers face challenges such as the readiness of students and facilities, as well as the necessary tools and materials. The STEAM learning approach aims to improve the quality of learning in primary schools.

Keywords: STEAM, primary school, 21st-century skills, qualitative

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