STEM CONFERENCE 2020
“Learning without boundaries with STEM: Engaging in Exploration” is the theme for STEM Conference 2020. It aims to provide a platform for educators to have an engaging discussion among the community and to explore curating flexible learning experiences. It also aims at raising students’ aspirations in pursuing STEM careers by exposing them to real-world applications, problems and industries.
As a field and curriculum that is centred on education, STEM integrates knowledge and skills from relevant fields, engages practitioners and experts from relevant industries to share and impart knowledge. More than just a school subject, STEM offers a fundamental way of understanding and changing the world for the better.
"Learning without boundaries with STEM: Engaging in Exploration" is the theme for the Conference.
STEM Conference 2020 aims to provide a platform for like-minded individuals who have a keen interest and a stake in STEM education to gather and mingle so as to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas and good practices among educators, practitioners and experts from relevant fields and industries. STEM education can potentially help us to have a better fundamental understanding of the world and it is hoped that through such exposure, we will be inspired to apply STEM knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems and make the world a better place.
(A) STEM+: More than just STEM
STEM? STEAM? STREAM? METALS? HAMSTER?
What are they and what do they entail? These acronyms suggest that STEM does not exist independently. How then does it relate to the other disciplines and hence, how could we design and facilitate more holistic learning experiences
(B) STEM Technopreneurship: Nurturing the Entrepreneur Dare
Failure is an essential experience in the process of learning and working towards success. Yet, in the Singapore context, our students are known to be afraid of failure. How could we then encourage our students to venture out of their comfort zones to experiment with novel ways of doing things?
(C) Going beyond STEM knowledge and skills
Embracing STEM involves cultivating a positive mindset in learning by doing. It is not limited to becoming technically skilled in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. What are some ways we can cultivate a positive disposition and mindset towards STEM?
(D) Enhancing STEM learning experiences through collaborations
STEM education is not purely academic. It involves collective intelligence - where stakeholders from industry coming together to solve real-world problems which requires complex and creative thinking skills as well as tools to apply them. How can people collaborate to enhance STEM education? (e.g. in the mitigation of the COVID-19 global pandemic)