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STEM education is the right approach to improve digital knowledge and skills

STEM education helps develop the ability to apply interdisciplinary knowledge

On the morning of May 20, the 2022 STEM Festival was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Science and Technology (Science and Technology). STEM Festival is an annual activity to popularize and raise social awareness about STEM education – a modern educational model that has been deployed in many countries around the world.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, from two of the four fields mentioned above. In which, the learning content is associated with practice, while the learning method is associated with practice so that students get acquainted with the development of creative ideas and grasp career orientation right from the moment they sit at home. school.

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The STEM education model is being developed strongly in Vietnam in recent years.

In Vietnam, STEM education has been around since the 2006-2007 school year, when the Ministry of Education and Training experimented with establishing scientific research groups at some high schools to prepare for participation in science competitions. – ISEF techniques at provincial/city level.

Then, in the early 2010s, businesses began to appear that imported STEM education programs from abroad and taught them extracurricular activities at some high schools in big cities.

Over the years, the Ministry of Education and Training has had many policies to support and encourage STEM education such as bringing STEM education into the optional task of middle and high schools (2014), directing the success of STEM education. setting up STEM clubs in all high schools (2015),…

Most recently, the General Education Program announced at the end of 2018 has shown the emphasis on STEM education in requiring integrated teaching, facilitating the organization of STEM topics, and contributing to the development of STEM fields. ability to apply interdisciplinary knowledge to solve practical problems for students.

STEM education will improve the knowledge and skills of digital transformation for young people

STEM Day is an event held for the first time in 2015 under the initiative of Spark Magazine and the STEM Alliance, under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Since then, this event has been held annually on the occasion of the Vietnam Science and Technology Festival (May 18).

Over the years, STEM Festival has always attracted a large number of students, teachers, parents, researchers, experts, managers and lovers of science and technology.

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The 2022 STEM Festival was held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

If in previous years, STEM Festival only focused on one event taking place in Hanoi, this time, STEM Festival 2022 includes a series of activities in more than 10 localities across the country. This shows that STEM education has begun to spread and form a solid development foundation from the bottom up.

The event was held in person and online with the participation of about 30 students, students and teachers from 13 provinces/cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nam Dinh, Lang Son, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen, Lao Cai, Cao Bang, Lai Chau, Ha Tinh, Phu Yen, Ben Tre.

At the 2022 STEM Festival, for the first time, there is a separate forum for students from urban to rural and mountainous areas, from prestigious schools to village schools, to introduce learning activities and club activities. STEM-oriented.

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Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Xuan Dinh.

Sharing at the 2022 STEM Festival, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Xuan Dinh affirmed that digital transformation is an inevitable trend, which has been identified by the Party, Government and Prime Minister as the solution to improve capacity. competitive advantage, survival and development.

The interdisciplinary, interdisciplinary approach through STEM education is an appropriate approach to enhance the knowledge and digital transformation skills for young people.

“In order to bring Vietnam out of the middle-income trap and become a developed and high-income country by 2045, we must step up human resource training activities from students themselves, thereby promoting strengthen the application of science, technology and innovation to the country’s socio-economic development”, said Deputy Minister Le Xuan Dinh.

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