The world is changing fast.
Only 30% of the job roles we know today will be the same by 2030 (Mckinsey, 2019).
If education is focused purely on STEM subjects, whilst incredibly important to build a foundation in a child’s learning journey, it misses the need to teach children the skills for roles in the world that have yet to be defined. Problem solving, empathy, collaboration and creativity are key to provide children with the skills they will need as society evolves.
Steiner Waldorf education believes that an additional focus on the Arts is at the heart of providing our children with an education fit for the future, creating a STEAM based curriculum.
There are a number of educationalist and expert views that support this.