By Digital Empowerment Foundation
Published on: Feb 14, 2023
DEF brings the innovative aspect of budding researchers from Pondicherry who participated in the STEM based event aimed at encouraging the development of critical and analytical skills.
Critical thinking skills are much valued in the current world and often enables the new generation to question the relevance of the practices in society. This proves to be refreshing in bringing open mindedness and different outlooks on any situation. These skills will further empower students to actively participate and contribute to the world by connecting with the scientific temperament. DEF has been actively engaged in focussing on STEM education through its well monitored programs.
The Symphony of Science is an annual event organized by DEF in cooperation with the Deepsthal Learning Center of Pyar Trust. The aim is to understand how open learning and open experiment can enhance the learning process of children with access to modern 21st century learning resources. DEF began the Makerspace initiative in Pondicherry as an effort to promote science and technology education and develop digital skilling tools in DEF’s community centers. To develop logical and critical thinking skills, DEF emphasizes STEM education by allowing students to see things from a real-world perspective. The event turned out to be a big hit, attracting more than 500 pupils from local government schools along with their teachers, who showcased various STEM-based experiments.