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American Journal of Educational Research. 2019, 7(7), 485-490
DOI: 10.12691/education-7-7-8
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Construction of STEAM Curriculum Model and Case Design in Kindergarten

Zhang Mengmeng1, Yang Xiantong2 and Wang Xinghua1,

1Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beiing, China

2Elementary Education College, Capital Normal University, Beiing, China

Pub. Date: July 10, 2019

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Zhang Mengmeng, Yang Xiantong and Wang Xinghua. Construction of STEAM Curriculum Model and Case Design in Kindergarten. American Journal of Educational Research. 2019; 7(7):485-490. doi: 10.12691/education-7-7-8


Learning of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) have been recognized as key levers in the progress toward high quality preschool education for all kids. STEAM activities can be an effective platform for providing rich learning experiences and cultivating problem-solving ability that are accessible to kids. Firstly, the characteristics of the STEAM curriculum design in kindergarten are analyzed. Then, this paper constructs the STEAM curriculum design model and explains how the procedure of model is implemented in preschool education. Finally, the case for providing rich learning experience and kids' problem-solving ability in the context of STEAM education is designed. The construction of the STEAM curriculum model in kindergarten is to promote the smooth development of STEAM education in China.

STEAM education curriculum model case design kindergarten

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