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December 2012

STEM Education and Tech Assisted Tools for Student Comprehension

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The session focused on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to create skilled and employable  workforce. It highlighted the need to increase critical thinking among students that will help build the next generation of innovators

Hema,
Principal,
Ganges Valley School

It is a great challenge for educators to handle kids born with STEM skills as they are born creative and innovative. They are practical problem solvers and designers rather than workers. Also, they have collaborative thinking and are life-long learners. These kids are very comfortable handling technology tools. The only thing missing out is engineering approach and we have to concentrate on that.

Prabhakar Reddy,
Principal,
Bhadrachalam Public School

Our talent pool can be increased by enhancing the level of STEM education in K-12 and by strengthening the skills of teachers through additional training in STEM. We should enlarge the pipeline of graduates and students entering college with STEM degrees. Degrees acquired today do not prepare them to face real world challenges and limit their employability.

D Usha Reddy,
Principal,
Meridian School

Think and then create, innovate because gadgets can only support. After all, it is the human brain that created gadgets. The human mind should focus more on the classroom than on technology.

Seetha Murty,
Principal,
Silver Oaks School

Every school should be a research centre because they know the background of every student who comes in. Schools and parents have to decide what technology should be used in schools to fulfill the goals of the education they want to give to the youngsters.

Andrey Shelukhin,
Counselor (Science & Technology),
Embassy of the Russian Federation in India

The Russian concept of socio-economic development up to year 2020 stresses on the need to establish a national system for the development of science and national innovation in technologies with greater use of ICT.

 

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