STEAM education fair launches

November 26, 2022

The Education Bureau today launched the virtual STEAM Education Fair 2022 which will run until January 31 next year with the theme Inspiring Creativity, Promoting Innovation.


The event is being held in line with the promotion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) education as outlined in the Policy Address.


Officiating at the opening ceremony, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin said that the country attaches great importance to the development of innovation and technology (I&T) in Hong Kong.


In line with the development of Hong Kong into an international I&T hub, emphasis should be placed on nurturing versatile talent and equipping students with the capability to meet the changes and challenges brought about by rapid scientific and technological development.


Ms Choi noted that the school exhibits at the fair could showcase students' application of scientific and technological knowledge through creative thinking to construct innovative solutions to problems.


She pointed out that these solutions not only help achieve goals such as a caring society and sustainable social development, but also demonstrate how students empathise with and help people who are in need.


The bureau urges schools to press ahead with the implementation of STEAM education within and beyond the classroom, creating a STEAM learning atmosphere through diversified learning activities and scouting and developing talent with potential in I&T.


The fair is supported by 30 organisations including State Key Laboratories, post-secondary institutions, school councils, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations and other government departments.


Its online activity includes exhibitions from more than 70 local primary and secondary schools as well as two schools from Shenzhen, with themes such as automation design, artificial intelligence, big data, sustainable development and smart living.


Eleven seminars and five workshops, covering I&T-related areas including agricultural technology, applications of information systems as well as art technology, are also offered to enrich students' understanding of I&T.


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