In this age of 4.0 industrial revolution, ICT has been an inseparable part of our profession. Technology is all about using tools, techniques, and science to create more effective ways of doing things, such as visualizing experiments and concepts, assisting students with researching on the topic, reporting and records-sharing, and designing lessons with better assessment methods. In recent times, ICT has become a part of the curriculum for years. Likewise, ICT helps develop the ability to interlink the ICT with science, engineering, arts, mathematics, and other subjects or disciplines through experiencing active technology-enhanced engagement as learners and teachers by designing and implementing technology-enhanced educational materials and/or tools that serve meaningful pedagogical purposes. Likewise, this course develops the ability to design audio/visual teaching aids and effective presentations with the help of some basic software. More so, this course enables the learners to utilize educational technologies as enablers of big pedagogical ideas by connecting ICT science, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Thus, this course is designed to offer the students to create more effective ways of excelling in the ICT knowledge, skills, and competencies concerning STEAM education.
- Teacher: Niroj Dahal
This course introduces STEAM pedagogy including the key concepts and practices of STEAM education. More specifically, the course incorporates theories and practices embedded with STEAM pedagogy. During the course, students go through the process of learning, unlearning and re-learning thereby experiencing innovative pedagogy, eco-pedagogy, culturally responsive pedagogy and transformative pedagogy. In doing so, students participate in planning, designing and implementing STEAM pedagogical approaches by connecting their prior knowledge with the knowledge and skills shared throughout the course through lived experience. The course focuses on dialogical learning based on progressive education, which centres on students’ cultural identities and indigenous knowledge for the holistic development of the learners.
- Teacher: Raju Shrestha