STEAM: An interdisciplinary perspective for the development of competences
The INTEC workshop showed, once again, that education in real contexts prepares today's students for the challenges of tomorrow
SANTO DOMINGO. -The Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), (INTEC) and the Propagas Foundation they develop a academic strategy with the aim of highlighting the articulation of the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts y Maths (STEAM), for its acronym in English.
The STEAM movement proposes to increase the relevance of sciences and arts in the country's education system and promote them as key players in the economy of the 21st century, based on creativity and innovation.
With this idea, the doctor Sandra GonzálezWho coordinates the activities co-curricular of the bachelor's degrees en sciences with orientation to Secondary Education, promoted the realization of a workshop that he met in the Julio Ravelo De la Fuente Room 72 students of the Teachers of Excellence program, which highlighted the importance of highlighting in students the objective of mastering competences for problem solving, innovation, analysis and critical thinking.
Professor Izaskun Uzcanga, full professor of Area of Basic and Environmental Sciencesand coordinator by the Propagas Foundation of Small Scientist Program RD, leader of the workshop, pointed out that "the lived experience served to promote in the group the TRUST. of each person in itself, as the basis of team work and collaboration, to achieve certain objectives in common, explore the phenomena of science through the arts, acquire knowledge in a different way, develop essential skills to participate actively in the areas of interest, immersed in a world with opportunities and experiences every time more complex. "
As Professor Uzcanga affirmed, "through this vision of STEAM, a culture of scientific thought to inspire students, future citizens and teachers, to use the reasoning based on the evidence for decision making; that they are capable of facing each living challenge with confidence in their ability to learn, understand, generate creative solutions, teamwork, and build new visions to guide the sustained growth of their respective societies and regions. "
For some years, countries that promote an educational system oriented towards the formation of skills and competencies, lead the world economies with sustained growth, in which the most important capital is knowledge, as a product of the intelligent and responsible use of technologies and resources.
The INTEC workshop showed, once again, that education in real contexts, prepares students today for the tomorrow's challenges, developing in them abilities y attitudes both professional and personal they need to succeed, which promotes productive and sustainable societies.