STEM Education Model


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education curriculum helps students integrate into a technology-driven world and develop practical life skills. It is crucial to prepare the next generation of students for the future workforce. Teaching STEM to visually impaired students gives them equal opportunity. Main goals of this model is to improve Critical thinking, Problem solving, inquiry and collaboration skills among students. Many career opportunities avialable in India even for visually impaired student.


Mathematics and Science

Mathematics in STEM is the most important element, because it is needed to Engineer new Technologies, as well as understand, model and make new Science discoveries. Applying mathematics during engineering design challenges can help children develop critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills through following methods.

Nemeth Code
Nemeth
is a special type of braille used for math and science notations. It teaches STEM through Touch.

Elementary tools for mathematical computation
  • Non-tech methods - Used for elementary math, Taylor Frame and Abacus continue to be some of the most popular computational devices in several regions of the world.
  • Tech method - Microsoft Excel can be used for Math computations.- NVDA reads the numbers inserted into the cells. Also reads the Math formulas that can be used by visually impaired to perform computations.
Creating accessible content for math

Math and science curriculum

Graphs and charts accessibility
Engineering and Technology

Since most of the stem curriculum is taught in the “chalk and talk” method, it is difficult for students with low vision to follow the same.So there is a need to modify all the concepts and ways of learning that suit our students. Best way to teach is not spoken but through objects that they can feel and touch.

Engineering
One of the top skills in STEM education that can be applied to all areas is the practice of designing, building, testing then re-designing as necessary. This method is the backbone of scientific experimentation, engineering, and software and web design. view more

Technology
As technology continues to advance, the already high demand for STEM professionals continues to climb.
  1. The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
  2. A lot of engineering and science is used in technology.
  3. Need to understand how technology works and how we can use technology in the other aspects of the program.
  4. For example, math equations and programs can be written and solved by visually impaired students through the help of technology
  5. Technology in stem is mainly learnt to help with the other components of the program and keep up with the modern world that is heavily reliant on technology.
  6. Many students who achieve in this learning can gain great jobs in the future
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