India needs STEM approach in childhood education: Dr. Gaurav Nigam

ANI | Updated: Feb 22, 2018 17:30 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (NewsVoir): Dr. Gaurav Nigam, a well-known educationist, pediatrician, Founder of iCare and Intelligentsia is advocating implementation of the STEM approach in education in the country, particularly for the early stages of education.

Intelligentsia - the latest project initiated by Dr. Nigam is all about scientific research and delivering early education through the STEM approach.

The STEM education approach integrates concepts that are usually taught as separate subjects in different classes and emphasizes the application of knowledge to real-life situations. A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based around finding a solution to a real-world problem and tends to emphasise more on project-based learning. It focuses more on learning while doing.

STEM training makes basic scholars, builds science literacy, and empowers the up and coming era of trend-setters. We all are well aware that our future is going to witness inventions, from robots and virtual reality to driverless cars and drones. This trend is due in our country which needs a scientific approach in our education system from the early years of education.

"When scientists and scholars from well-known educational institutions have done so much of research and recommendations, then why can't we borrow and apply it in day to day life with kids. At Intelligentsia, we strive to promote excellence and innovation in education while leveraging best practices like STEM, tools and techniques to make the process of learning fun and effective for both students and teachers. STEM approach is helping children at Intelligentsia learn in a more collaborative and practical way," said Dr Nigam.

Recently, students from Intelligentsia won national competitions which were held in New Delhi. (NewsVoir)