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Bringing back the ‘soul’ to STEM

Abdul Razak, Dzulkifli (2019) Bringing back the ‘soul’ to STEM. The Sun Daily.

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MANY years ago, Akademik Sains Malaysia organised a timely conference themed “Injecting the soul in R&D” in Kuching. At that time, the idea of STREAM was already floated as an expansion to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), which was coined earlier from SMET. The latter did not pick up allegedly due to some offensive meaning in other cultures. I am appreciative of the cultural sensitivity as a reason for the change but this is exactly the issue I have with STEM at the very fundamental level. The acronym sounds so cold and clinical that it is almost inhuman. It is devoid of the “soul” that has to be injected again.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 8585/72354
Uncontrolled Keywords: bringing back the soul, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Office of the Rector
Depositing User: Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 08:16
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 10:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72354

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