Future visions for the STEM curriculum
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Future visions for the STEM curriculum book
This chapter builds on the future ideas of STEM education in different countries. It describes the major issues facing the world with which STEM education needs to engage. The chapter discusses the consequences of new and emerging technologies and how these might be addressed in STEM education in schools. Learners might use scenario building to explore the way relationships between humans and robots might play out by means of some scenario developments. In building scenarios for possible STEM futures, the chapter identifies two sets of so-called ‘critical or significant uncertainties’ and use these as axes to create four quadrants such that there is a particular scenario located in each quadrant. There are many subjects in the curriculum in which teachers can raise awareness of situations in which there has been or is a lack of social justice, but teachers of the STEM subjects can do more than just raise awareness.