|Here's Why Having English Skills Can Lead To STEM Success|
A child's learning benefits best from an integrated approach, much like their emotional, nutritional, and other developmental needs.
Exclude any aspect, and you may neglect to embrace the future potential of a budding builder, doctor, vet, or IT wizard. Some children display an aptitude for the STEM areas of study early in their academic careers. For others, an interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, emerges in later schooling stages, and in others, not at all.
In any case, the golden rule remains the same; systems fail when we do not honor the interconnectedness of things. Lose language, and you lose the oxygen that enables all things to breathe and speak their truth. Lose learning to read, and you undermine the ability to engage in the IBL, or inquiry-based learning, that STEM subjects are rooted in. A recent study into the highly specialized STEM-strong field of biomedicine found strong and moderate correlations between students' perceptions of the development of research skills and creativity and the open-IBL approach. Let's examine the ways in which English and communication skills are inextricably bound to STEM success.