The activity is the second phase of a three-part annual challenge created by MIT experts based on STEAM subjects and the scientific method. The first part of the challenge encouraged students' to think critically and follow their curiosity. In the final stage of the challenge students will design and build creative solutions to present to local businesses on ways to reduce food waste in the city.
Jude Penson, Interim Head of School at The British International School of Charlotte, said:
"The inspiration for learning and the acquisition of key transferable skills is deeply embedded in our collaboration with MIT. Our skills-based curriculum is mirrored by MIT's hands-on approach to problem solving and our students are highly motivated by having meaningful and practical challenges to respond to."
John Durant, Director of MIT Museum, said:
"I am delighted to see the MIT STEAM Challenge move into its second phase of operations. The new challenge being posted to Nord Anglia students will cultivate skills in data collection and analysis that are at the heart of effective problem solving in many areas of life and work. We look forward to working closely with Nord Anglia teachers and students over the coming months."
This challenge is part of a wider collaboration between MIT and Nord Anglia Education schools incorporating the interdisciplinary subjects of STEAM. At the core of the collaboration is the reflection of MIT's philosophy of 'mind and hand,' which calls for a practical approach to problem solving. Through this approach, BISC students will develop key transferable skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, curiosity and communication, which can be employed across all academic subjects, and in future careers.
The Nord Anglia-MIT collaboration launched in September 2016 in 13 inaugural schools, including the British International School of Charlotte, and will expand to educate more than 37,000 students at Nord Anglia's international schools around the world in following years.
About British International School of Charlotte
The British International School of Charlotte features an international curriculum and a personalized approach to learning. The school motivates children to be ambitious and exceed their expectations through various programmes including an embedded performing arts curriculum with The Juilliard School and a new approach to teaching STEAM with MIT. The school's Global Campus also gives students opportunities to participate in school and worldwide activities including expeditions to Tanzania and Switzerland. The British International School of Charlotte is a member of Nord Anglia Education's global family of 43 premium schools in China, South East Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
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SOURCE Nord Anglia Education, Inc.