August 20, 2019 07:35 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A two-day training on Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for the teachers from various schools in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kavre districts was organized at Kanjirowa National Secondary School that concluded on Saturday.
A collaboration between Robotics Association (RAN) and Nepal Robotics Project, USA, the training aimed at promoting STEM especially robotics education in Nepal, said the school in a statement issued on Sunday.
“The training focused on both practical and theoretical aspects of robotics. The 28 participants from 18 schools were engaged in learning fundamentals of STEM education on various topics such as design thinking, ideation, drone making, history and laws of aerodynamics, principles of flying and revolution brought by 3D printing besides engaging,” it said.
Speaking in the closing ceremony, Kanjirowa School Chairman, Kapil Dev Regmi highlighted that Nepal’s education system needs more hands-on-activities so as to encourage students for innovation and research rather than promoting rote learning.
Mahendra Khanal, executive director perceived that collaboration with young researchers like those from RAN will have good impact on science and technology education in Nepal. “We are always ready to support to and work together with the schools to inspire young learners for Nepal’s innovative future,” said RAN President Bikash Gurung.