It's a true wonder that our education system has remained the same throughout the years, even with years of modernisation. Didn't you wish you learned how to code in school?
This is where STEM CS (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) comes in, a teaching methodology which aims to equip primary students with computer programming skills
Education technology provider Eduspec Holdings Berhad partnered with Robomatter and iCarnegie Global Learning to help make this idea a reality
Dubbed as STEM CS, the program was developed by iCarnegie Global Learning and Robomatter based on the resources provided by Carnegie Mellon which is regularly recognized and ranked as the No. 1 Computer Science School in the United States of America. The program will cover Computer Science and Coding by providing a whole classroom package with plenty of activities for students and also include resources for teachers.
The STEM CS syllabus requires students to partake in projects that require a multi-skill approach
The program is specially designed to teach students computer programming to solve real world problems by getting them to learn by doing. This immerses them in the problem-solving process as well as help develop 21st century skills such as teamwork and creativity all in a fun and stimulating environment.
"Students are also able to develop their critical thinking skills and retain information better," said Lim Een Hong, CEO of Eduspec
“It’s now the 21st century which means an overhaul has been long overdue for our education landscape. By bringing in STEM CS, we hope to address the gap and bring our education system and our schools up to par with the rest of the developed world,” said E H Lim, CEO of Eduspec Holdings Berhad.
“Ultimately STEM is a way of thinking and doing, so STEM CS is meant to change the way how students learn in classes. Plus, it makes learning fun which is how it should be in our schools,” Lim added.
STEM CS has also been introduced to other ASEAN countries, with schools in South Korea and Taiwan already signed up for this program
Also in collaboration with CM Asia Learning, Eduspec will also simultaneously introduce STEM CS to other ASEAN countries namely Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, and a couple of North Asia countries. Schools in South Korea and Taiwan have already signed up for this program.
For more information on STEM CS, head to their official website here
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