Review the research literature on STEM education and a range of recent (pasts years) STEM education Apps currently available for children in the early years. Select three (3) Apps, one from each category discussed in class (construction, experimentation, skills-based etc.)

Assessment 1: Report (STEM 2000 Words)

Review the research literature on STEM education and a range of recent (pasts years) STEM education Apps currently available for children in the early years. Select three (3) Apps, one from each category discussed in class (construction, experimentation, skills-based etc.) Describe the functions of the Apps and assess their potential to effectively engage with STEM concepts and skills, and reflect the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Details of the assessment one: report

Review the research literature on STEM education and a range of recent (past 5 years) STEM education Apps currently available for children in the early years.

  • Select three (3) Apps, one from each category discussed in class (construction and experimentation, skills-based, exploratory games-based, etc.)
  • Describe the functions of the Apps and assess their potential to effectively engage with STEM concepts and skills; and reflect the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Criteria

  • Review relevant literature and discuss on STEM education on STEM education in the early years
  • Discuss STEM education Apps/programs (released in 5 years) for young children
  • Select three (3) Apps/programs and evaluate their potential/benefits to support children's learning and understanding of STEM concepts.
  • Linked to the most relevant learning outcomes from EYLFNEYLDF

It is suggested to include following sessions in the main part of your report:

  1. A brief summary surrounds the features of the app;
  • Explain the functionality of the app and its effectiveness;
  • Describe specifically the activities and what are the related concepts and skills involved within each activity;
  • Explain how the app linked with STEM learning in the early years;
  1. Justify how engagement through the app activities progress can be linked to the most relevant learning outcomes from the EYLFNEYLDF.
  2. Provide recommendations

Please follow a report style below:

  • Title page
  • Summary
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Purpose
  • Problem description
  • Aim
  • Discussion (main part)
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations

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