Cultivating the Next Generation of STEAM Thinkers

  • 07 Jan 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

This program is organized by the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

What is STEAM education? How is it different from STEM education? In this talk, Dr. Rie Kijima (University of Toronto and SKY Labo) and Dr. Mariko Yang-Yoshihara (Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education & SKY Labo) will discuss key concepts related to STEAM learning in the 21st century. Discussion will include the gender gap in STEM, what it takes to reverse this trend, and the importance of key mindsets, such as failing forward and thinking out of the box. The talk will centre around an innovative education program offered for female youths in Japan that utilizes design thinking to cultivate the next generation of STEAM thinkers.

This is an exclusively online event to begin at 6:30 PM EST on Thursday, January 7. Registration is required. A link to the talk will be sent to the registered email address 24 hours prior to the start of the event. There will be Q+A session immediately following the event.

Please see information about speakers and registration here:
https://jftor.org/event/kijima-and-yang-yoshihara/

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