With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, talking about science has become a daily part of most people’s lives. There are initiatives that seek students to learn about this field from an early age, such as the STEAM program of the Faculty of Science and Philosophy at the University of Caetano Heredia.
Commenting on this project coordinator, Hugo Flores Liñán who – which Teaching science from school is essential However, in the future, students do not devote themselves to work related to this field.
“Your son can be a lawyer, or a cook, or a journalist, but in these three cases he must know how to look for information, know how to compare it, know how to make hypotheses, he must know how to write his conclusions, he must know how to take action and use Other scientific instruments. Andean Agency.
Steam Approach in Peru
Flores suggests incorporating a STEAM approach to improving education in the country. This model was born in the United States, but is used in South American countries such as Chile, Mexico or Colombia.
The name STEAM comes from An acronym in English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and seeks independence for students as well as making the classroom a learning community.
“What is suggested Bring in what the student experiences on a daily basis and send it to a 5-view STEAM character analysis. Science is important, but if it is not related to other characters or other human disciplines, it is not enough,” stated the Coordinator of Caetano Heredia.
“Minedu should follow up at the national level. Although teachers have been dealing with the concept of work through competencies for a long time, they have to receive training, have access to materials and remove some myths such as training by items.”
More knowledge for all
With the application of the STEAM approach, students are expected to develop various skills and abilities. For Flores, this should be applied when students are children. “Children are our best scientists. Your questions are exempt from any subjectivity. His innate curiosity is perfect for working the scientific way.”
The new tools that will be learned through this pedagogical approach may allow more people to immerse themselves in science and give it more importance.
“For the development of science, helping the population is important. He stressed that without a doubt, it is important to increase investment in science, but first we must have demand and interest, which will be gained thanks to the experience with the STEAM method.”
It is worth noting that the STEAM approach was developed at the aforementioned university nearly two decades ago with courses for school children enhancing these skills and knowledge. Virtual workshops starting in January 2022.
Teaching takes place through experiences appropriate to the different ages of students and accompanying the course with conversations for parents and students with scholars on topics such as career guidance, nutrition and emotional control, among others.
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