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Grooming future scientists and engineers from the root through fun learning concept

Haron, H. N. and Hussain, N. H. and Mohammad, R. and Ahmad, N. and Abdul Talib, H. H. and Hassan, M. Z. and Kutty, R. M. and Sarip, S. (2019) Grooming future scientists and engineers from the root through fun learning concept. In: 2nd International Conference on Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, WiSET 2018, 17-19 July 2018, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1174/1/012...


The development of the Fun Learning Toy Library is beneficial in many ways. The STEM concept Fun Learning Toy Library provides a conducive environment for pre-school children to develop their interest in science and technology at a very young age. It is hoped that with the facility in place at rural areas, these young children will be motivated to develop a deep interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for their future endeavour. This paper describes the development of Fun Learning Toy Library (FLTL) at a rural school in Kelantan, and to evaluate its impact on the preschool students especially in learning STEM. The enjoyable and fun learning concept of learning 'difficult' subjects like sciences and mathematics has also overcome the trauma effect of the natural disaster that the students face. It was reported that many of these young children lost their homes and had difficulty going to school; some for the fear of being separated from their families after their homes and village were badly hit by flood. Having the toy library in school, these children become excited and motivated to attend school every day. Additionally, analysis from the observations shows other intangible benefit of this project, which are the networking and bonding that was developed among the volunteers, partners and the local community, particularly the school teachers and students alike. The teachers' participation in the implementation of STEM activities is dynamic and promising.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:disasters, engineering education, professional aspects
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:88894
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:29 Dec 2020 12:42
Last Modified:29 Dec 2020 12:42

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