Conference looks into making STEM education fun and engaging in schools

Last update: 01/11/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 (Bernama) – UCSI University in conjunction with the Ministry of Education has organised a STEM conference to identify new ways in improving the method of teaching and learning the four disciplines at schools – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Themed ‘Empowering Minds and Towards the 4th Industrial Revolution’, the three-day conference includes talks and workshops for both teachers and students to understand the importance of STEM in embracing the Industry 4.0.

UCSI University Chancellor Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Abdul Rahman Arshad said in a statement, while most of the job in future would require a basic understanding of maths and science, there is still a declining interest in STEM subjects among school students.

“One factor contributing to the growing disinterest might be due to misconceptions of these subjects as they are complicated and difficult to understand,” he said.

Citing statistics from the National Council of Science, Research and Development, he said, the country would need a total of 500,000 people with relevant expertise in science and technology by 2030 in order to take the economy to new heights.....