Enhancing Critical Thinking through STEM Education

Importance and Implementation at School Level

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This study aimed to find out the need of integrated STEM education program in learning enhancement, promoting critical thinking and promoting real-life application of the content knowledge. For getting deeper insights to understand the STEM its prospects and implementation, 42 research papers from the year of publication 2002 onward be review critically. Content analysis revealed that the STEM education offers vivid and bright prospects in promoting the teaching and learning process based on innovation, enhancing the critical thinking, problem solving skills and real life application of the content knowledge. Further, findings also revealed that the implementation of STEM across the world especially in developing countries like Pakistan at school level is still to be done for the sake of standard education. Pakistan is not pacing with the developed countries in the field of STEM education as the prospects of this education are not fully understood and implemented at school level.  It is recommended that the importance of STEM education needs to be explored and highlighted by according proper training  to teaching staff, framing and implementing STEM related policies at school level with purpose to empower students with modern and innovative skills in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Keywords: Content analysis, Critical thinking, Innovative skills, STEM education

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Published
2023-06-30
How to Cite
Siddiqua, N., Rehman, I. ur, Khan, M. S. A., Shahab, S., & Mankash, M. A. (2023). Enhancing Critical Thinking through STEM Education: Importance and Implementation at School Level. Journal of History and Social Sciences, 14(1), 61-75. https://doi.org/10.46422/jhss.v14i1.272
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