GHUB100 Human Biology

GHUB100 Human Biology

Topic:

Current challenging issues like (Down syndrome) facing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) advancement in the UAE society in the area of Science, Health and/or Medicine: 

 

Task:

Prepare a report on Down syndrome.

Your report should include a description on the following points in relation to GHUB100 Human Biology

 

1.Understanding for TWO current challenging issues facing STEM advancement in the UAE society in the area of Science, Health, and/or Medicine.

2.Use TWO examples showing evidence for change on how the challenge has evolved (changed over time).

3.Analyzes ONE of the challenges in detail

4.Discuss two solutions to help solve the problem/challenge.

What are the flavours of STEM education?
Science
Science on its own is not usually considered as an official definition of STEM, but too often science and
STEM are used interchangeably, or as shorthand for each other.

It is not uncommon to hear conference
presenters, journal writers, sales representatives and teachers talk STEM but mean science.

The four disciplines of STEM

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the most common disciplines linked to the STEM
acronym within the school sector (compared to the tertiary sector which increasingly uses STEMM to
include medicine).

As well as working scientifically, STEM involves students working mathematically,
working digitally or technologically, and working like an engineer.

Integrative STEM

STEM has come to mean the integration of these disciplines, either in any dyad, triad or ideally all four
disciplines.

In other words, the goal is to see students working in an integrative way.
STEM with attitude

STEM education in its ideal form addresses more than simply academic and economic outcomes.
Personal, social and economic development all require more than STEM knowledge and skills.

There is an understanding that STEM education should develop a set of personal attributes that are variously
known in the education sector as 21st century skills, soft skills or general capabilities.

To employers they are also known as employability skills, and include competencies such as problem solving,
collaboration, creativity and innovation. This is often associated with an inquiry-based pedagogy.