Making STEM Education More Meaningful
Pak Kau College is one out of the eight schools that were chosen by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (“OGCIO”) to participate in the Enriched IT Programme (“EITP”). Although the school has enjoyed outstanding achievements in STEM competitions, the teachers knew something was missing.
The part they were unsure was whether their STEM solutions could really address the needs of their target groups.
Two Mathematics and Computer Science teachers then discovered that design thinking was a natural fit with what they were doing to enhance STEM education at their school. They decided to use design thinking on the students’ “barrier-free transportation” project for people with physical handicap.