Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as A Learning Approach to Improve 21st Century Skills: A Review

Suci Fajrina, Lufri Lufri, Yuni Ahda


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is an interdisciplinary approach where academic concept coupled with a lesson or problems that exist in the real world so that students can apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a context that makes the relationship between the school, community, work, and global companies that will emerge the ability to compete in the 21st-century integration of STEM in the classroom Form comprise of three, including integrated content, supporting an integrated content, or integrated context, STEM in its application aims to develop thinking, reasoning, teamwork, investigation, and 21st-century skills that can be used by students in all areas in their life, 21st-century skills to learn and innovate include critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration known as the "Four Cs". This paper provides a comprehensive review of STEM as a learning approach to improve their skills, especially the skills of the 21st century "Four Cs" of the students. Skills "Four Cs" becomes one key to success is to be competitive in entering the era of information and knowledge.


STEM, learning approach, 21st century skills

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International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE) – eISSN: 2626-8493
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