The quality of education in a country determines its future to a great extent. For example, if we talk about Japan their kids are taught to run codes and program applications at a mere age of 10 years, also after fifth grade, they are free to choose their core subjects. Undoubtedly, as a result, Japan produces talented engineers, software developers, and entrepreneurs every year! In the recent years, India has also taken several steps to foster and provide the basic right to education to everyone irrespective of their social and economic background.
Education is the backbone of every society in this world, but what matters more is quality education. Good quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies. The challenge Indian education system facing today is not being proficient enough to provide quality education to every single kid in this country. To accomplish this challenge we need to link STEM with Indian education system. Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is a modern approach and is being attended throughout the world, especially in developing countries like India. Developed countries are already enjoying STEM education’s impact. Stem education in India has a great significance as it enables students to learn in a scientific, systematic and logical manner. Stem education has the potential to convert illusions into the reality of young minds.
For modern innovative era STEM schools, labs are perfect. They put special focus on problem-based learning. The role of Stem CSR (corporate social responsibility) here is to provide funds and support to this education system. Thereby gaining a quality education as well as practical knowledge about science would be easy and accessible to everyone. Here are some points indicating the role of STEM CSR, in the current education system:
#1 Deliver Quality Education
Several marginalized groups are left without access to quality education. Teachers are mostly under-trained and over-worked. Language barriers and rote learning led schools to an unattractive place for children to continue. The emerging data about the quality of education in India point towards a crucial space where companies can negotiate to create great impact through Stem CSR.
#2 Socio-Economic Problems
Stem education has a better understanding of India’s Socio-economic challenges. STEM comprises of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, which are unquestionably the academic principles of the modern education system. These principles will help in making future visionaries, thinkers, and dreamers. Integrating STEM with current education system will create a better world with wisdom, care, and knowledge. Thereby helping millions of young minds to realize and achieve their dreams.
#3 Introducing children to a new way of Learning
Stem education will definitely increase and maximize the involvement of a student during the learning process. Learning through games will automatically attract students towards studies and this will be helpful in boosting their confidence, developing the power of reasoning, enriching mental ability, and improving computational skills. The way of learning like in STEM will nourish the child’s perception towards basic science, engineering physics, and mathematical concepts.
#4 Creates Awareness
STEM education plays a prominent role in creating awareness about environmental issues and will motivate students to learn more about the surroundings. Thereby, inspiring them to devise innovative ideas and create a perfect environment for growth and harmony of the nation.