Every revolution has its own history and to make a revolution possible, the community and its leader has to face a lot of challenges and go through many outlasting struggles and never ending peculiarities. Same scenario holds for implementing STEM education in India and changing current education system. But the leaders and communities are in a no way to give up fostering this education and produce the best of engineers and doctors, our country ever had. Our government is all aimed to ignite the idea of STEM EDUCATION in Indian schools and colleges, so that people are accurately skilled to work in a STEM work space environment.
Through many national campaigns like “Make In India” and “Start up India” the education system has to change its way of working and execution. New technologies have to be taught to the kids, to make them proficient in their field and make their country’s culture enriching and proud. To make kids proficient for their coming future, education system should make diverse and impacting revolution in their curriculum, especially in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics together called STEM. India needs support from other nations to promote education in India and make youth of the country future ready. Some challenges involved in this revolution are:
Pacing and acknowledging Technology:
India is all charged up to take a place among the most powerful nations of the world. To make changes in educational system one has to ensure how he is going to credit the employability of the youth in the coming time. Implementing technology in education system is a great challenge, as it might take time to foster it at a greater level. Another tough job is to implement STEM education along with latest technologies and to make sure the social development and assets of an individual.
After independence, the country was not sufficiently funded and acknowledged to practice science and technology at a national level. The initiation to empower technology in education system lead to opening of various global and life exploring institutions like IITs, IIMs and IIScs. But as the population increased restlessly admission to these institutions became difficult and promoted coaching institutes on the counter part. In the coaching industry, again rote learning was fostered to crack the entrance exams of these institutes, thereby making a major part of the population weak in technical skills. STEM education is a step initiated to counter that effect, so that students will learn how to apply concepts practically rather than applying formula on a piece of paper. STEM will definitely promote and encourage kids to empower skills and try to understand the depth of their respective fields.
Quality STEM education system:
One of the biggest challenge involved in implementing STEM education is to design infrastructure, curriculum and to provide kids the best guidance and support. The faculties need to be up to the edge to provide the best guidance. Another challenge is the funding, a system needs funding to carry forward construction of Makerspaces, DIY (Do it Yourself Tools), best computers etc which are some of the basic aspects of the STEM education. Also the main idea should be to implement STEM education in all societies namely privileged and underprivileged, so that there is not much diversity in the students(like half follow the old education system and the other half enjoy and learn STEM). The idea should be implemented in small towns to channelize the potential of the school-going skills.
Being a second most populous country with unmatched talent and culture, India needs a combined support from political and other education society to avail the opportunity and benefits of STEM EDUCATION in India. We at STEMCHAMP foster and implement STEM education in India, and make sure each kid reaches the audacity of his skills and live life at its max.