STEM-based Learning Blended with Inquiry Based Learning for Medical Students Through Forensic STEM Activities

Narin Nuttavut (Mahidol University & Faculty of Science, Thailand); Darapond Triampo (Mahidil University, Bangkok, Thailand); Somkid Amornsamankul and Wannapong Triampo (Mahidol University, Thailand)

In many countries, STEM education plays a critical role in teaching and learning nowadays. As one of the active learning methods, STEM-based learning is considered a choice of science learning approach in the 21st century. In combination with inquiry-based learning, it would potentially synergize learning to become more effective. Among a wide variety of STEM-based learning contexts such as food, drug, and health environment, forensic STEM is one of the interesting themes for teaching at the college level especially to medical students. The main goal is to use STEM-based and inquiry-based learning to make students learn about data analysis and interpretation, which is essential to machine learning through the context of Forensics STEM. It was found that students have the opportunity to open their worldview with the learning that is not mainly focused on lectures or content memorization. It provides an opportunity for students to explore how to learn with the new approach differs from what they typically experienced especially as a 1st and 2ndyear medical students. This Forensic STEM provides a learning platform that enables students to learn the multidiscipline via the context of forensic.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation- Systems, Science and Technology- IJSSST V21

Published: Mar 31, 2020

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.21.01.07