India is home to one of the largest education system in the world. It has more than 230 million enrolments in over 1.4 million schools
The Indian education ecosystem evaluates subject understanding and competence of students based on their abilities to read, write and compute numbers . But, in the modern 21st century such an evaluation is not sufficient. Consider the example of Engineering, one of the most sought after degree in India which promises a potentially lucrative career. However, only 19% of engineering graduates in India are employable in the jobs for which they received training . Why?
Although India has made progress in increasing the attainment rate of primary education Indian students Lag In Skills Needed For 21st Century: UNICEF
Over half of Indian students will not have skills for 21st century jobs, warns UNICEF. By 2030, half of South Asian youth will not be able to find a decent job for the lack of skills. In India, as many as 53% will leave secondary school without getting skills needed for a decent job.
The culture of 21st century demands multiple areas of competency within an individual. It also demands ability to collaborate effectively with others, work independently with minimum/no supervision, solve problems using critical thinking, deliver innovative solutions to real practical problems and communicate clearly with all the stakeholders and peers. Therefore, apart from the 3R’s, students must be trained on these new set of 21st century skills within the K-12 setting. This will enable them to reflect on their surroundings, see patterns, ideate on new process, provide new solutions to problems and communicate effectively.
The future of an economy, strength of democracy, and even the health of planet’s ecosystem depend on educating future generations to innovate
In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEAM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past
STEAMEDU (incubated under IGDTUW Anveshan foundation) through its innovative workshops inspires students to be a change makers by them the environment to think, ideate, discuss, design, experiment and innovate
All programs of STEAMEDU are based on ‘Learn by Doing’ and ‘Educate to Innovate’ and approach focusing on imparting 21st Century skills to students with hands-on cutting-edge technologies like Robotics, Programming, Drones, Virtual Reality/Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things.
Skill-based education is the need of the future
So this Holi let’s paint your future with STEAMEDU by acquiring skills to
get ready for industry 4.0