STEM learning engages physical senses

June 20, 2014

Jim Montague writes how STEM should incorporate hands-on experience and more fully engage physical senses for better learning.

Today's popular downtime activities leave hardly any room to engage the senses. Control Design executive editor Jim Montague writes about his frustrations with the lack of physical experience in STEM occupations. With LEGO being the most classic example of engineering for children, one would think the "flow of rookies," as Montague puts it, would be more eager to participate. Montague argues that the television we watch prevents us from learning as quickly as we would if we were doing things ourselves. Information received through our eyes is not nearly as powerful as learning with hands-on experience. STEM employers must strive to teach their employees using physical senses if they want a more impactful outcome.

Click here to read Montague's full article on Control Design. 

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