Some phrases or terms are so overused that they become essentially meaningless, in educational circles the term ’21st century education’ comes to mind as a prime example.
Recently however, I encountered a spectacular project that really does embody the aspirational futuristic notions of the idea
Lockheed Martin’s educational project ‘Generation Beyond’ have produced a stunning experience to fire the imaginations of some lucky students.
Combining real astronomical data of Mars with GPS data from here on Earth they produced an amazing immersive virtual reality experience in which allows students to tour Martian terrain from a modified school bus.
I would encourage you to look at the the website of the project and also enjoy the video below.
It looks as though the 21st century is beginning to make good on all those presumed promises for STEM learning