STEM education for Malaysian schoolkids


  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 07 Oct 2015

A better way to learn: Lim at the launch of STEM CS in Kuala Lumpur recently.

Eduspec Holdings Berhad has partnered with Robomatter and iCarnegie Global Learning to offer a new teaching methodology called STEM CS to national schools.

Targeted at primary school students, STEM CS is meant to complement the existing national curriculum and is designed to give students a more hands-on approach to learning programming by giving them real-world problems to solve.

STEM CS, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, is a teaching methodology which aims to teach primary students computer programming by giving them projects which require a multi-skill approach to achieve.

Part of the syllabus in STEM CS programme includes computational thinking, which teaches kids to think algorithmically and solve problems in a structured way.

According to Lim Een Hong, CEO of Eduspec, while many companies offer a STEM programme, the one offered by Eduspec is based on academic concepts developed at Carnegie Mellon University and as such is the “gold standard” for STEM education.

Lim said that in Malaysia, Tenby International School has already integrated STEM CS into their curriculum.

For more information on STEM CS, check out cmasialearning.com.

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