Science Centre Singapore Redefines Holistic Learning with Multi-Dimensional STEM Initiatives

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Science Centre Singapore (SCS) has introduced UNTAME – a suite of blended learning digital-first events set to launch in the second half of 2020, aimed at encouraging the young and young at heart to rediscover the wonders of Science in the new normal.

Following the phased reopening of SCS and its group of attractions, this brand new series is curated to redefine guest experience curiosity and self-learning both on-ground and online. UNTAME boasts three immersive, cross-platform events which will run from October to November, primed to fuel a fun and meaningful discovery of pivotal 21st century STEM  disciplines and how they interface with Arts and Humanities.

The learning journey for UNTAME will commence with the second KidsSTOP™ STEAM Festival for Young Learners, followed by a STEM Conference for educators and industry professionals, and finally, culminate with UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries, an inaugural STEM-based virtual festival for the whole family. 

SCS’ suite of STEM initiatives will unfold in stages through the following events:

KidsSTOP™ STEAM Festival for Young Learners – 8 to 11 October 2020
SCS’ second annual STEAM Festival, organised by KidsSTOP™, is a four-day event that seeks to showcase creative approaches to STEAM-based teaching and learning with a host of educational and sensorial play-based experiences for children.

Open to public on-ground from 8 to 11 October, and online from 9 to 11 October via timed sessions, the event aims to foster a better understanding of early childhood education as we embrace current methodologies and its transformation powered by STEAM.

At the Centre, children, parents and educators are welcome to experience a sensory trail, science performances, STEAM-based workshops and hands-on activities, including a coding mission for young learners. Guests participating from the comfort of home can get their hands-on STEAM kits and engage in creative-making via demo videos, access a collection of STEAM resources, indulge in parent-child bonding through a slew of participatory performances with downloadable pre-session craft materials, and even engage with industry experts through vodcasts where they share about the power of STEAM in nurturing creativity.

STEM Conference 2020 5 – 6 November 2020
STEM Conference 2020 is an influential two-day virtual event that targets educators and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to drive inspiring conversations and breakthrough discoveries on STEM education and outreach.

Themed, “Learning without boundaries with STEM: Engaging in Exploration”, the conference expects to engage over 200 STEM professionals in keynote speeches, parallel sessions and workshops on understanding and transforming the application of STEM knowledge and skills in
the classroom and workplace.

Some of the best and brightest changemakers joining the stirring line-up of local and international
speakers at the event include:
• Dr. Christine M. Cunningham, Professor of Education and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.
• Dr. Stuart Kohlhagen, The Science Nomad Director, Science and Learning at Kellyware Pty Ltd
• Assoc Prof Teo Tang Wee, National Sciences & Science Education (NSSE) at the National Institute of Education
• Ms Chua Shi Qian, Senior Assistant Director, Sciences Branch, Curriculum Planning & Development Division 1 at the Ministry of Education.

The digital event will also feature a tradeshow that will facilitate networking with exhibitors and delegates.

UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries – 19 October – 29 November 2020
Presenting UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries. Every day, people are using science, technology, engineering and mathematics to break technological, geographical, cultural, content and social boundaries. Get a feel of how this is done at UNTAME: Beyond Boundaries, an inaugural STEM-themed virtual experience by SCS.

Facilitated through a gamified approach, step into a virtual arena to be part of hands-on, exploratory quests to explore the realms of Space, Mind and Food. Gain points in the process, and compete and collaborate with friends to complete STEM challenges. Participants will be entertained by virtual performances and unframed conversations with unique personalities from
interdisciplinary frontiers of Science and Technology and Science and Art.

Find out more about the UNTAME event at: http://www.science.edu.sg/untame.

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