In order to promote the implementation of STEM education in Jiangsu Province and strengthen the exchange of experience between schools, on September 26-27, Jiangsu Academy of Educational Sciences held the second STEM Education Conference of Jiangsu Province in Xishan High School of Jiangsu Province. The conference announced the trial of the “STEM Curriculum Guide for Basic Education in Jiangsu Province” and announced the first batch of STEM education county experimental areas in the province. Five counties including Huishan District and Xuanwu District of Nanjing were selected. The reporter learned from the meeting that Wuxi is leading the province in STEM education practice and has achieved good results in recent years.
The four letters of STEM consist of the first English letters of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, which represent the majority of problems in life and should be solved by multidisciplinary knowledge. Deputy Director Jiang Ping from the Teaching Department of the Basic Education Curriculum and Textbook Development Center of the Ministry of Education attended the opening ceremony of the conference and delivered a speech. She pointed out that STEM education is of great significance to promote social and economic transformation, talent training mode and evaluation mode reform, and deep changes in education culture.
STEM education has a unique role in promoting multidisciplinary content integration, cultivating students’ innovative spirit and practical ability, and innovating talent training mode. In recent years, it has received attention at home and abroad. It is understood that our province established the Jiangsu STEM Collaborative Innovation Research Center in 2016. The overall planning and deployment promoted STEM education, providing guidance for curriculum development and teacher training for grassroots schools. The two-day conference attracted representatives from 269 STEM project schools across the province.
The conference announced the trial of the “Guidelines for the STEM Curriculum of Basic Education in Jiangsu Province”, five counties including Huishan District of Wuxi City and Xuanwu District of Nanjing, and five county education bureaus such as the Huishan District Education Bureau of Wuxi City signed the contract with the Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Sciences. The group also announced and commended a group of individuals and individuals who took the lead in leading STEM education practice. The official website of Jiangsu STEM Education Collaborative Innovation Research Center was officially opened on the same day.
WEEDO printer also appeared at this STEM education conference, attracting many people to visit.