School Leaders Perceptions on STEAM as a Pedagogical Approach in School Education in Nepal


In Nepal, there is a growing enthusiasm for the expansion of STEAM education within the school system, aiming to equip students with the skills necessary to navigate an increasingly challenging world and address complex problems. However, the implementation of STEAM in school education poses significant challenges for educators, teachers, and other stakeholders, requiring a comprehensive understanding of the necessity of integrating STEAM into the curriculum. This study seeks to investigate how school leaders perceive STEAM education and recognize its importance in the educational landscape. Employing a qualitative research design, the study utilizes narrative inquiry to gain insights into the perspectives of school leaders, who hold a pivotal role in the successful integration of STEAM in schools. The research delves into various perceptions of school leaders regarding STEAM as an integrated approach to teaching and learning activities. The findings reveal that there is a lack of sufficient awareness among school leaders about STEAM, emphasizing the need for a deeper understanding of its pedagogical significance. The study highlights the importance of regular engagement with leaders, teachers, and stakeholders to foster an awareness of the necessity of STEAM as a pedagogical approach. Despite recognizing the need for STEAM, school leaders express the allure of continuous support for both leaders and teachers to effectively understand and implement STEAM in Nepalese schools. In light of the study's results, it is recommended that further research be conducted to delve into this subject in more detail. Additionally, there is a call for the continuous expansion of workshops and training programs targeted at school leaders and teachers to enhance their understanding and ensure the sustainable implementation of STEAM in schools throughout Nepal.

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Basanta L Lamichhane, Kathmandu University School of Education, Nepal

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Conference: ACE2023
Stream: Interdisciplinary

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Lamichhane B. (2024) School Leaders Perceptions on STEAM as a Pedagogical Approach in School Education in Nepal ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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