That presentation especially prepared by Konstantin Tsygankov for Hong Kong delegation, which visited Tallinn in October 2019 with aim to get know about STEM Education & Digital Society development of Estonia. The visit was organized by Association of I.T. leaders in Education (AiTLE) from Hong Kong and EDB. Presentation describes modern educational approach and today's challenges. Some slides related to practical exercises.
Business goals influence
Investors looking for unicorn Start-ups
Digital services priority (SAAS, Clouds)
Time to market - finishing on the go
Ability to copy concepts in a weeks
Business influence to technology
Simplicity in usage
Increase value for customer and
lowering production demand cost
Customization not encouraged
Ministry of education routine
Learning not only knowledge, but
also skills, so Schools Curriculum
Highly educated specialist and
graduates leave the country more,
than foreigners come over, so
Technical colleges study programs
and labour market should interact.
What do parents expect?
Teachers individual approach
to kid needs
Learning multiple languages on
more than average level
Free Higher Education
Nowadays working practice and
online trainings helps to
become a specialist. But to be
the best need permanent study.
How parents see their children's future
with University diploma.
Hyperactive children wants
to study interesting. They also
require increased attention.
If the child has lost the thread of
reasoning he loses interest
What do students want at school?
What are the teachers worries?
Educational process should be
maximum simplified, as mechanical
The curriculum does not intend for
testing innovations. No time for
trying, especially for subjects with
Partly difficulties caused by
switching from Russian to Estonian.
Teachers have the freedom to
choose how to conduct a lesson.
Where to target the student?
The process does not
mean the result!
How to evaluate the result?
Risk of negatively
Gamification of study process
1. How to measure
2. What will we
1. What blocks does it consist of?
2. What will develop first?
3. Which development teams will
4. How are we going to test the
5. Is it possible to make a
How to formulate a hypothesis
1. Links between
1.1 Physical phenomena
1.4 Energy transformations
2. Data analytics
2.1 Graph data reading
2.2 Results visualization
What does Engineering mean in STEM?
This is not only about how things works and
how to get practical usage, but also about
responsibility for the work done, the optimal
order, the convenience of use, lean processes.
What is Math by STEM approach then?
It is also not only
functions graphs, but
also logic, accuracy
Inscriptions on surgical
caps save precious
Assembly: Civil Engineer
skills need to be trained
Teamwork by roles or professions
Thank you for attention!
Diffusion of educational innovations