On May 31, an online interview was conducted to listen to people practicing STEAM education. In addition to Katie Ledecky, a swimmer, four guests spoke to Japanese middle and high school students in English.
This interview was conducted to help junior high and high school students find STEAM in their daily lives. In addition to Ledecky, we also spoke with designer Michael Shadovitz and game director Kyle Li.
What all three people had in common was that they were interested in connecting to their current job from a young age. For example, swimming, manufacturing and game design. I felt that STEAM from an early age is necessary to pursue what interests me.
When I asked Mr. Ledecky why she decided to be involved in STEAM education, she said “I hope Japanese students look at the STEAM field for their future careers or to just learn a little bit more.” She also said, “We need to kind of learn about what the future will look like as well.”
In conclusion, how will our interests lead to useful jobs and occupations in the future? I found that the hint is in STEAM. In Japan, the STEAM field will be introduced in earnest from 2020, so students' activities in the future will be paid attention.
- 地域 関東
- 都道府県 東京
- テーマ オンライン取材