STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics) Education for the Gifted

 The objective of this study is to develop STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics) education curricula for the gifted from early childhood to adolescence, considering gender and regional differences nationwide. By suggesting concrete steps for teaching theory, verification, development, and practice, we hope to develop the capabilities and full potential of all children. This can be achieved by using an interdisciplinary organisation that specialises in areas such as neuroscience, gifted education, science education, gender studies, curriculum development, natural science, agriculture, engineering, and so on.
 This project has three specific goals;

  1. Establishing a theoretical foundation, methodology, and practical guidelines of science education for the gifted through an interdisciplinary approach in consideration of gender and regional differences;
  2. Adding ‘A (Agriculture)’ to the traditional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) categories and developing/practicing/evaluating culture- and community-based enrichment curricula for the gifted;
  3. Constructing and developing of a platform-type ‘STEAM Academy’ on the web as an opportunity for gifted children to compete against each other and improve their abilities collaboratively.
  • This study is aided by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (The Research Number:17H00821).


STEAM Education for the Gifted website opened!


Head of the Project
Prof. Manabu Sumida
Faculty of Education,
Ehime University
3, Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama City
790-8577, Japan