Colours of STEM


We colour the world, not with the darkness of our pasts, but with the rainbow of our hope.


Jenim Dibie

Summary:
There are many challenges in today’s world. The primary role of the teacher is to teach, but also enable children to live and fully understand the world. Sometimes, certain concepts are easily understood and taught. Other times, teachers need to use a different approach, a metaphor, to present certain concepts.

Our activities focused on colours and shapes. The basic, core idea was to teach children colours and shapes through math and games in their mother tongue and foreign language (English language).

The underlying concept was to teach children to accept differences, break stereotypes and see under the surface. Colours and shapes were used as a metaphor for differences among people; their appearance, beliefs, habits, competencies, capabilities and knowledge. We are all different colours and shapes. We colour the world.

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