STEM CONFERENCE

THEME

“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. 

OVERALL THEME

Learning without boundaries with STEM: Engaging in Exploration

This conference aims to provide a platform for the educators to have an engaging discussion among the community and exploring curating flexible learning experiences.  As a field and curriculum that is centred on education, STEM integrates knowledge and skills from relevant fields.  As a field and curriculum that is centred on education, STEM integrates knowledge and skills from relevant fields, and 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.  It also aims at raising students’ aspirations in pursuing STEM careers by exposing them to real-world applications, problems and industries.

Sub-themes:

(A) STEM+: incorporating other elements into STEM

You probably heard of STEAM where we incorporate the Arts into STEM or STREAM (STEAM + Reading).
How about METALS (STEAM + Logic) or HAMSTER (STREAM + Humanities)?
Can we ever facilitate STEM learning in complete absence of other disciplines?
Let's see how STEM naturally fits into other disciplines for a holistic learning experience.

(B) STEM Technopreneurship: nurturing the Entrepreneur Dare

Are we too risk-adversed or afraid to fail?
How do we help our students to venture out of their comfort zones by trying new ways of doing things.
And more importantly, accepting failure as a step towards success and a necessary aspect of learning.

(C) Desired STEM Mindset and Disposition

Is STEM just about adding Technology into our Science and Math lessons and is Technology just about coding?
It's much more than just learning technical skills; It's about mindsets and dispositions too!
STEM learning can only take place when the learner adopts a growth mindset and can-do attitude.
Doing projects or working with one’s hands is only what making looks like, not what it is. It is about being self-directed to figure out what to do as opposed to being directed to perform a task.

(D) Collaborations to enhance learning experiences

In today's VUCA world, issues are often interconnected and require multipronged approaches by various parties.
Students will need to collaborate with each other to work on projects; Teachers will need to network with each other to share best practices;
Schools will need to collaborate with industries to bring about the real-world context.
It is through such collaborations that we bring out the best in our students and educators.

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