Technology Made Easy- STEM Education in India And Its Importance!
The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is the process of teaching that integrates these four disciplines to promote real-world experience, teamwork, and the authentic application of technology
STEM Education?, known for its focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, is relatively a new term in the Indian education sector.
STEM education is the need of the hour to help students make the leap from users of technology to innovators
A robust STEM education creates critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and next-generation innovators. Taking into consideration that India is one of the countries that produces the highest number of scientists and engineers, the growth of STEM has picked up significantly over the last few years.
Importance of STEM education
STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives.
Science is everywhere in the world around us.
Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives.
Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home.
Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.
By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.
STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student. Making math and science both fun and interesting helps the student to do much more than just learn.
The education sector is looking beyond smart classrooms towards hands-on learning and STEM enhancement on their current information and communications technology and smart class platforms.
Career opportunities in STEM
We are now at a stage where the number of STEM jobs are growing at a fast pace and currently outstripping the number of STEM graduates. According to the National Science Foundation, it is predicted that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills. Despite having the top quality talent, the exam-focused education model of the past has limited these students when it comes to innovation, problem-solving and creativity. This is where the STEM players come in to fill this gap.
Efforts by the government
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s ?Make in India? initiative that aims to make India a prominent global manufacturing hub1 is going to put a lot of demand on the country?s academic institutions, especially in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (together called STEM) fields to churn out highly skilled graduates.