KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Kanjirowa National Secondary School in collaboration with Karkhana and the Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN) successfully conducted a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) symposium on Sunday.
The symposium included special celebrations, brainstorming sessions for school leaders and educators on STEAM, and engaging students with hands-on activities to develop 21st-century skills. Thus, STEAM Bhela hosted a theme-based design challenge (DC) for girls to celebrate Women in Science, marking a special recognition for them, and the President Cup-Yantra Kids Competition for students participating from more than 60 schools in the Kathmandu valley.
The interactive workshops on Navigating Tomorrow’s Classroom: Unveiling ICT, STEAM, and AI (grades 6–10) and Integrating Hands-on Activities in Primary Curriculum (grades 1–5) were other important attractions in terms of using STEAM in teaching. Similarly, school leaders and educators from dozens of schools were involved to brainstorm a pertinent issue in education: a reflective workshop on integrating STEAM in ECD. The reflective workshop aimed to deliberate on the much-sought educational practice of using the STEAM approach in ECD, the foundation of life.
Together with the facilitators, Rjendra Dahal and Sunoj Das Shrestha, this session became an opportunity to set a tone in our context by incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics as a model of learning, especially for pre-primary learners. The symposium helped to bring together students, educators, and professionals from various disciplines who are passionate about STEAM education, exploring the prospects and its impacts on the future of learning.