STEM & Innovation

In today’s information-based and technologically advanced society, academic disciplines in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are seen as highly crucial in adapting to the needs of such a society. Capabilities in these fields need to be developed in students, for them to meet the challenges of our knowledge-based society. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

Our STEM & Innovation Programmes aim to develop the necessary framework for students to develop problem-solving skills required for innovation and engaging with STEM as a problem-solving tool. The programme presents authentic yet challenging STEM and innovation-centric learning experiences through activities for students to apply STEM-related concepts. An environment that fosters innovation and creativity can be looked forward to by all participants looking to see how STEM and innovation relates to all fields of life. Even in areas like art, design, literature will be evaluated to see how STEM and innovation manifests in these areas.

What is Innovation & STEM all about?
Our Innovation & STEM Programmes aim to develop the necessary framework for students to develop problem-solving skills required for innovation and engaging with STEM as a problem-solving tool. The programme presents authentic yet challenging STEM and innovation-centric learning experiences through activities for students to apply STEM-related concepts. An environment that fosters innovation and creativity can be looked forward to by all participants looking to see how STEM and innovation relates to all fields of life. Even in areas like art, design, literature will be evaluated to see how STEM and innovation manifests in these areas.

What students will gain?
Students will be able to confidently engage with challenging STEM and innovation-driven concepts using their understanding of the Scientific Approach and Design Thinking. Through interaction with mentors from tertiary institutions and other organisations, students are exposed to knowledge and experiences beyond the classroom. It teaches them to think critically about existing problems and be creative in coming up with new solutions. Skills that will be imparted in participants include critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and creativity. Such skills are not only vital in the world of an innovator, but also vital to all jobs in the workplace.

Why learn from us?
As the leader in Global Citizenship Education in Singapore, Global Citizenship Institute and The Global Citizen Education Group creates opportunities for students to engage with the concept of innovation and STEM, and actively play a part in shaping their learning through the development of their student-led projects. Our programmes are innovatively designed to equip students with core global consciousness and competencies through a holistic, experiential learning approach. With a variety of teaching methods, students will be exposed to the various global issues through workshops, lectures, seminars and learning journeys. Through our interactive seminars and workshops, students will learn about the world around them and how to approach these issues through various angles. Such variety allows for students to learn in a highly conducive environment, and to be effective learners both in and out of the classroom.

Events

Atlas Telamon: ASEAN STEM Case Competition

Atlas Telamon is a case competition, challenge and race to solve both a hypothetical and real crisis of what the earth is enduring and suffering if we do not change our ways. Running for over a month, challengers will be tasked with three problems that they must solve primarily using STEM knowledge in a fixed amount of time with presentations and debates. The challenge questions will be revealed one by one on the event days in which participants will present their ideas on the following event day. This continues on through a panel of judges with the element of eliminations and a group of winners.

Set in a one month plus period, the event days will be prominent to bring together participants after a given period of discussion and idea building. The intervals are set for groups to break off and conduct their respective discussions. There will be three rounds of presentations starting with the first as a video presentation, the second being a one on one group pitch battle, and finally a presentation from the finalists broadcasted live on YouTube.

The three case questions will be based on a theme of sustainability blended with STEM education with the added element of real-life events to make the event more realistic.

 

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