Thursday, June 8, 2023

Ministry of Education and UNESCO agree to train teachers in STEAM program

The agreement was signed between Minister of Education, Ángel Hernández, and UNESCO Regional Director for the Dominican Republic, Anne Lemestre, where Milagros Germán, Minister of Culture; Andres L. Mateo, ambassador and permanent representative in the country before the organization; Rubén Cili, Ambassador and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral Foreign Policy Affairs, as well as Jesús Paniagua, Secretary-General of the Dominican National Commission for UNESCO.

Minister Angel Hernandez thanked UNESCO’s support for organizing this training, which will promote the focus of children’s science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics in schools, so that they are more engaged in these areas of knowledge.

“I think the outcome of this workshop will allow us to compete in the field of microbiology in a short time, and it is convenient for the country, as it will continue to strengthen training in this approach to technology and science,” Hernandez he said .

Referring to public system students who recently participated in a NASA robotics competition and received an award, he stressed that STEAM training would contribute to transforming the educational system.

Similarly, Anne Lemestre, UNESCO Regional Director for the Dominican Republic, representing the organization’s Director General, Audrey Azoulay, said that the collaboration between MINERD and UNESCO will provide resources, human talent for the design of policies and plans for STEAM studies. Will collect Leveraging the Extended School Day programme, it will support the teaching profession and other educational actors, as well as take action in schools to promote girls’ interest in science careers.

“UNESCO’s STEAM program was designed with the aim of advancing the integration of science in pre-university education with a pedagogical approach based on the interdisciplinarity and applicability of scientific knowledge and mathematics, and to promote science for sustainable development Gaya, which is the motor of UNESCO. ”, said Lemistre.

During the discussion, Minister Milagros Germán stressed that education is the main means of building a future of equality, equity, inclusion and opportunities, as it is essential to achieve a better world, to build peace and sustainable development.

“For the Ministry of Culture, it is a priority to guarantee inclusive, free, accessible and quality learning opportunities for all citizens, and we wish to establish MINERD to study and apply science to guarantee the comprehensive training of our children, adolescents And we welcome this effort from UNESCO. And young people are promoting their social well-being in a safe environment”, said the German.

On the other hand, Andres L. Mateo expressed his desire to flood the country with the knowledge of robotics from the open science system working at UNESCO, as desired by the Minister of Education.

Matteo said, “We must take advantage of all the resources that UNESCO has adapted the educational proposal and put at the service of society everything that artificial intelligence brings with it and allay our fears about these new possibilities of knowledge.” And doesn’t hide fears.”

Meanwhile, Reuben Seely highlighted the opportunity that the country has to incorporate the teaching of robotics, science and 3D printing into the extended school day, along with UNESCO’s support in the design of public policies, which will help push education in the right direction. allows you to direct. ,

“This contribution from UNESCO to MINORD will allow for the advancement, application and training and empowerment of knowledge and we are sure that efforts will continue so that we not only receive this support, but also keep ourselves up-to-date.” date as possible” said Silly.

The conclusion of the activity, which was also attended by the vice-ministers, general and district directors of the various departments, was in charge of the students from the educational Amélie Nieve, Yadibet de los Santos, Eliamani Peguero, Arva Iris and Romilyn Avelino. From the Art Center Fernando Ureña Nova, La Romana, who gave an artistic presentation.

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