STEM IS NOT ENOUGH
Setting your child on STEM’s straight path might be providing him or her with a one-dimensional education.
The brutal nature of competing in STEM academic streams can cause long-lasting damage to a child’s self-confidence and willpower. Slow learners and students with different preferred modes of learning can be set up to be swept away by the unforgiving bell curve. On the flipside, a modern holistic education includes teaching a child resilience – education experts vouch that being able to pick oneself up after being knocked down is a common trait among highly successful people.
Introducing our young to a diverse array of subjects, wisdoms and outof-classroom learning experiences is our best bet in terms of grooming problem solvers and decision makers who can achieve success in whichever path in life they pursue.
For years, STEM has been a pool for young people who have yet to decide on what they would like to do in life – a pool that promised a plethora of opportunities.The steadily rising trend of young professionals finding jobs in industries unrelated to their field of study is proving that this pooling is unwarranted. Parents, does your child feel happy and fulfilled in his or her area of study?
Initiating young people into arts and
humanities subjects helps raise their EQ,
hones their soft skills and raises their
Arming one’s children with a variety of perspectives is the best way to equip them for the unpredictability of life and the reality that few problems only have one answer, which is why schools have been gradually distributing academic weightage across a wider variety of subjects. On an international scale, investing in a spectrum of expertise sets the foundation for a socially and economically sustainable future.
Be more valuable than AI
Creativity, persuasion and collaboration were employers’ most desired soft skills, LinkedIn concluded in a 2019 study. Plus, 46% of UK employers