ISCI FOUNDATION ADOPTED TWO ANGANWADI CENTERS
STEM LEARNING LAB: A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUNG LIVES
Rural India is still struggling with access to quality infrastructure. In this information age, learning outcomes depend on access to information. However, there is a wide gap between rural and urban India's availability, access, and utilization of information.
Compared to students living in cities, children in rural areas are often deprived of resources and infrastructure and lack access to a support system that can nurture their intellectual development. The learning lab addresses all these issues.
Due to the unavailability of resources, the children get discouraged from pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), which help them to develop a logical and analytical bent of mind.
With the aim of bridging this gap, we have promoted the setting up of STEM learning labs in villages and government middle schools. STEM Learning labs are all about creating a conducive environment for children to come together and access a lot of educational resources.
The main objective of the STEM learning lab is to improve learning outcomes. When we refer to learning outcomes, it implies a change in the learning behavior of children by creating a space that is designed in a way that it can engage many people at a time - education fellows (teachers), students, parents, and volunteers.
Our STEM education project is designed with the goal of building ‘thinking skills’ that equip children with the ability to quickly learn and adapt. Its objective is to build curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds and to develop skills like Design Mind Set, Computational Thinking, Adaptive Learning, Physical Computing, etc.
stem LEARNING LAB
STEM Learning Lab contains Science and Math models. As the models are plug & play, students can understand the concepts by observing them, thus igniting curiosity and resulting in engagement. The models are mapped with the syllabus of the state, CBSE, ICSE, and all state boards. This Develops; critical thinking abilities, ignites Creativity & Exploration, Teaching easily grasped, Increases Participation & Engagement, Promotes peer-to-peer independent learning, and Reduces time & efforts to teach math & science by 50 – 50%.
Low drop-out rate from schools & High admission rate.