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STEAM and LEGO Education

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STEAM Education

At ICS Milan, one of our key pillars of learning is focused on STEAM education – an integrated approach to learning which engages all students around the subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths.

Our STEAM approach aims to spark an interest and lifelong love of the arts and sciences in the children from an early age. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths all involve creative processes and routes to inquiry and investigation.

As a school of Innovation, with a culture and history of Design Approach, our focus on STEAM, through the frameworks of the IPC, the IB and the Italian ministry of education, provides a pathway for our students to access the best universities and careers in Italy and around the globe.

LEGO Education

LEGO Education delivers playful learning experiences that bring subjects to life in the classroom and make learning fun and impactful. With a wide range of physical and digital educational resources, LEGO Education encourage students to think creatively, reason systematically and release their potential to shape their own future.

It’s based on hands-on learning inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) and on the LEGO® system for playful learning combined with curriculum-relevant material and digital resources. 
Expanding the knowledge and building academic and soft skills will create active, collaborative, lifelong learners. 

LEGO approach to learning is founded on a “4C” framework through which students are free to experiment and explore as they gain new knowledge. Students are encouraged to collaborate as they work through open-ended tasks and extension ideas, always facilitated and guided by their teacher.

  • Connect: the topic or task is introduced, allowing students to ask clarifying questions and build on their existing knowledge.
  • Construct: every task includes a building activity to promote experimentation with collaboration and construct artefacts that can be recalled later.
  • Contemplate: students consider what has been learned and share insights with each other.
  • Continue: every task ends with a new task that builds on what has just been learned, keeping students motivated and curious.