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Table 4 STEM schools design principles

From: Identity evolution of STEM teachers in Egyptian STEM schools in a time of transition: a case study

Principle Description
Principle 1 Value and consolidate progressive education practices, including project-based learning, to prepare students to demonstrate their ability to think independently, creatively, and analytically
Principle 2 Prepare students to be scientifically, mathematically, and technologically literate and proficient, able to apply their understanding to advance creativity, innovation, and invention with a real-world vision
Principle 3 Promote an environment of questioning, collaboration, and high level of communication
Principle 4 Value and promote self-motivation, self-direction, and lifelong learning
Principle 5 Engage partnership to accelerate school capacity and broaden student, teacher, and administrative opportunity
Principle 6 Ensure all graduating students will be admitted to and be competitive in a university and then in the Egyptian labor market as well as the world labor market
Principle 7 Foster the development of socially responsible leaders with consciousness and eye toward a more contemporary Egypt—solving the future while addressing the largest grand challenges