Southeast Asia STEM Landscape Study

The Southeast Asia STEM Education landscape study report provides an overview of the status of STEM education in the Southeast Asia region. A strategic plan for the landscape study has been formulated to outline the vision, mission, values and critical themes for each vital issue area and approach. The report also provides recommendations, feedback, and regional support regarding funding, resources, and collaboration among Southeast Asian countries.

The significant insights from the study serve as invaluable guidance for the team responsible for implementing the STEM program in Southeast Asia countries. These findings will aid in crafting a holistic, integrated STEM education curriculum tailored for the educators in STEM education. Moreover, the findings of the research study, underpinned by evidence-based methodologies, furnishes policymakers with a potent approach for amplifying the STEM education landscape and nurturing 21st-century STEM proficiencies among learners.

The research report and its key findings can greatly contribute to SEAMEO STEM-ED FYDP 2025/2026 – 2029/2030 by providing valuable insights, evidence-based recommendations, and data-driven strategies tailored to address regional needs and strengthen STEM education in Southeast Asia. 

Purpose of the Study:

The Southeast Asia STEM Education Landscape Study provides an extensive analysis of STEM education in the Southeast Asian region. The study aims to develop, maintain, and continuously strengthen capacities in STEM education. It serves as a regional knowledge information and inputs in STEM education, leveraging insights from Southeast Asia countries. This working paper aims to report the Southeast Asia STEM Education Landscape Study findings, which offers an extensive analysis of STEM education in the Southeast Asian region.

 Research Objectives:

This study aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the Southeast Asia STEM education landscape. The specific objectives of this study encompass the following dimensions to:

  1. study the current state of STEM education in Southeast Asia
  2. identify significant actors involved in the STEM education ecosystem.
  3. explore the various STEM initiatives, levels of awareness, support mechanisms, and opportunities for STEM education in the region.

Issues to Study: 

  1. Major Actors and roles
  2. STEM Curriculum, Integration, and Initiatives
  3. Public-Private Partnerships in STEM Education
  4. Future Outlook and Recommendations for Regional Cooperation in STEM Education

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