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Civil society supports vocational training programs for more and better job opportunities in Africa

Dr. Stuart Kohlhagen, one of Australia's leading public scientists and an award-winning international STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educator, visited the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School (DWS),the first and only free boarding school for girls in Thailand, in June for a two-week training. Teachers and students were introduced to coding and physical computing, robotics, and STEM across math, science, and art disciplines. Students participated in design and engineering challenges as part of a STEM club. Most importantly, teachers and students learned critical thinking and creative problem solving skills, as well as the wonder of discovery and the learning process.

What Exactly Is STEM?

STEM education is a growing movement worldwide. STEM-based learning programs seek to increase students' interest in furthering their education and pursuing careers in those fields. STEM education typically employs a blended learning model, which combines traditional classroom instruction with online learning and hands-on activities. This model aims to expose students to various methods of learning and problem solving.

STEM Science Courses in the STEM Science category include biology, ecology, chemistry, and physics. STEM science classes, on the other hand, incorporate technology, engineering, and math into scientific studies.

STEM Technology classes have evolved dramatically over the years. Today's technology classes may cover digital modeling and prototyping, 3D printing, mobile technology, computer programming, data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, and game development.

Civil engineering, electronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and robotics are examples of STEM Engineering classes.

Math in STEM

Mathematics, like science, is a STEM category with classes that will sound familiar, such as algebra, geometry, and calculus. When it comes to STEM math, however, children are learning more advanced mathematics at younger ages, with some students, even those not enrolled in a STEM program, beginning introductory algebra and geometry as early as third grade. STEM math incorporates ideas and exercises from science, technology, and engineering into mathematics.

The STAM program supports young girls who are interested in technical or numerical.

Young girls in many regions of the world experience how difficult it is to enjoy a good education. At a young age, they are forced to leave school and go to work or get married and start a family. Gender inequality, especially with regard to schooling, is still a major problem.

It is therefore all the more important that girls are familiarized with subjects in technology and mathematics during their school careers that are rather unusual for girls. In order to give girls better opportunities on the labor market, it is necessary to promote these subjects, which are less popular with girls.

More information: https://www.thaischool.org/post/stem-training-for-the-students