Prof. Nataliya Pavlova, DSc.
Episkop Konstantin Preslavski Shumen University
Mrs. Michaela Toncheva
Absract. The article presents data from discussions, observations and a survey conducted among students – future children's teachers. The questions concern the attitudes of future teachers to apply the STE(A)M(E) approach in their practice. The confidence of students to apply classical methods and approaches has been studied. The attitude of students towards innovations in education was also studied. A number of conclusions were obtained, aimed at enriching individual topics in the discipline “Methodology of forming elementary mathematical concepts in
kindergarten” with content aimed at the STЕ(A)M(E) approach. The results of the
research show a high interest of students in the application of innovative approaches.
The need for constant updating of the course content with modern educational technological solutions stands out. One of the tasks in the course is for students to analyze advantages and disadvantagesof the considered technologies.
Keywords: mathematics; innovation; teachers; students; kindergarten