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By The Assam Tribune

Dinesh Lahoti

Founder, Edugenie

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This section will carry everything related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

We often talk about the fact that our current education system needs to change. But, what kind of changes are we looking for? And how exactly do we plan to bring about these reforms?

Careful observation will lead us to a conclusion that traditional education relies more on reading, memorising, practising, and reciting in exams for grades. Grades alone, however, cannot make them survive in the marketplace. To do so, one would also require skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, ability to communicate and work in collaboration.

The goal of education should be to transform individuals and build these skills. In fact, there is a global education revolution going on around the theme of STEM education to achieve the same. STEM is an approach to learning and development that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STEM education helps in developing key skills, including problem-solving, creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, independent thinking, initiative communication, digital literacy, etc. It goes beyond school subjects, and, gives a skill set that governs the way we think and behave. Merging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM education helps us in solving the challenges the world faces today.

STEM education gives people skills that make them more employable and ready to meet the current labour demand. It encompasses the whole range of experiences and skills. Each STEM component brings a valuable contribution to a well-rounded education. Science gives learners an in-depth understanding of the world around us. It helps them to become better at research and critical thinking. Technology prepares young people to work in an environment full of high-tech innovations. Engineering allows students to enhance problem-solving skills. Mathematics enables people to analyse information, eliminate errors, and make conscious decisions when designing solutions.

STEM education links these disciplines into a cohesive system. Thus, it prepares professionals who can transform society with innovation and sustainable solutions.

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