COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The STEAM education system is scheduled to be introduced in Sri Lanka today.
This STEAM education programme will be implemented jointly for the first time in Sri Lanka in coordination with the Ministry of Education, National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Centres, University System and Training Institutes.
Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha said the new system under the theme ‘Let’s see – let’s work – step into the future’ will help equip local students to compete in the global job market.
The STEAM education model is currently used in 96 countries around the world led by the United States and has attracted the attention of educators as a very successful method of education.
The STEAM education system was first introduced in 1999 by the National Science Foundation of the United States of America to their schools.
It has been modernized and at present it is known worldwide under the name of STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics).
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha noted that he expects to implement the STEAM education programme successfully in schools by providing physical resources such as textbooks to the students in due time.
The Minister added that STEAM will teach schoolchildren how to combine the conceptual knowledge acquired in the classroom under general education with practical use in the classroom as well as outside of it.
The new programme is expected to be an asset to the national economy as well since the STEAM education system contributes up to 65 per cent of the GDP of some countries.