Don Bosco alumnus encourages
STEAM learning for students
Dr George Panicker, an alumnus of Don Bosco School Park Circus, Kolkata, and Founder of International STEAM Research Pvt Ltd. believes that students should be encouraged to learn aspects like Communication, Collaboration and Creativity with a scientific and entrepreneurial attitude, along with learning numbers and facts.
He added ”The proven methodology to implement experiential learning is through integrated S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) programmes.”
STEAM promotes growth and changes the other areas of brain development in mental processes related to thinking, reasoning, memory acquired from a consolidation of knowledge gained through experiences.
It promotes an environment where a learner can touch, feel, and learn by doing rather than just rote-learning, hence promoting invention literacy by making things and relate them to the real world and their textbook topics and experience it.
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.