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Ministry to study teaching methods to attract PwD into scientific fields

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — The Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry is studying suitable teaching methods to improve learning outcomes for the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) streams to attract persons with disabilities (PwD).

Its Minister, Chang Lih Kang, said this is in line with the ministry’s support of the PwD Policy, which provides them with equal rights and opportunities for lifelong learning in the field of STI.

“They (PwDs) should be given equal opportunities with a different approach as they have different needs. So we need to make some adjustments,” he told reporters after launching the Special Science Day 2023 at the National Science Centre (NSC) here today.

Also present at the event was Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry deputy secretary-general (planning and science enculturation) Ruziah Shafei and NSC director Mismah Jimbun.

Chang also invited experts in the field to provide their views on how STI teaching methods can be improved to cater to PwDs.

Meanwhile, Chang said the Special Science Day this year themed ‘Eksplorasi Citra Alam’ drew the participation of over 1,000 children with disabilities.

The two-day programme included hands-on creative activities, science demonstrations, performances by children with disabilities, sensory games workshops and exploration of nature.

The NSC celebrates the Special Science Day annually to encourage more PwDs to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics through games-based learning via the five senses.

— Bernama

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