STEM Education: Quo Vadis, Malaysia?


STEM EDUCATION REMAINS an enigma to policymakers, even after decades of research. Since economic growth today hinges on technological development, and the latter on a steady supply of scientifically-trained workers, a decline in a country’s STEM performance can be distressing. With Covid-19, the urgency to generate interest in science education and research has increased. Adding to this conundrum is the puzzling fact that high science interest levels in secondary education do not necessarily translate into a higher number of STEM workers. The alarming question to ask may be this: are we slowly losing our sense of awe and wonder for the ...

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