Policy Indications: India’s Impending Growth in Education and Skills Market: A Report  |  Technology Inceptions: Strong Soft Materials are on the Move!  |  Rajagiri Round Table: Learning Through Games-Art and Science of Serious Games  |  Science Innovations: How Nucleoli Exist as Stable Droplets within the Nucleus?  |  Career News: Indian School of Business Inviting application for Aspiring Entrepreneurs  |  Health Monitor: Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Effective  |  Health Monitor: “School Meal Coalition” an Initiative by the UN  |  Policy Indications: WHO’s #HealthyAtHome Challenge for Students  |  Science Innovations: Another Planet Discovery!  |  Higher Studies: Hebrew University of Jerusalem's International Med-Tech Innovation MBA  |  Higher Studies: University of Birmingham Dubai invites applications for M.Sc. Urban Planning  |  Leadership Instincts: UNICEF’s comprehensive statistical analysis finds that nearly 240 million childr  |  Technology Inceptions: Quantum Dots can be Improvised in Tracking Biochemical Pathways of a Drug  |  Technology Inceptions: MIT promotes ‘Back to Bicycles’ with Artificial Intelligence  |  Policy Indications: Cambridge’s New Curriculum matches NEP 2020  |  
April 07, 2021 Wednesday 11:38:00 AM IST

ASEAN to Promote STEM

ASEAN governments have joined hands with international researchers in a bid to improve STEM learning in the region. At a recent international video conference, Supat Champathong, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for Education, stressed the significance of research in lifting the quality of education in ASEAN countries hit by three challenges- low PISA scores, shortages of STEM teachers needed to pull these nations out of the middle-income trap, and the need to build awareness on sustainable development among the youth. The conference covered three main topics: how to create a professional learning community (PLC) among educators; provision of STEM education from kindergarten to 12th grade; and the creation of world-standard STEM vocational colleges. Proposals from the conference will be presented at the SEAMEO Congress 2021 in April, which will be attended by ASEAN education ministers.