Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron praised Japan’s “Think! Think! ”By helping students learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, as the program continues to expand in Cambodia.
Naron said so at the launch of Think! Think! School and laboratory at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) Wednesday.
Think! Think !, an educational application, was developed by Hanamaru Education Cambodia (HEC) and was created to help students gain knowledge about STEM subjects.
“Think! Think! Is one of the best educational programs that helps develop deep thinking skills as well as soft skills. It can help students learn new skills that they will need in the future,” added Naron.
He hopes that more students will have the opportunity to learn with Think! Think! integrated into the program in the future, in addition to the eight schools currently using it. After that, the ministry also plans to expand the program to the national program.
“Think! Think! Helps kids be good at math, love technology and change their study habits,” he said.
Naron encouraged schools using this program to continue to implement it and promote the use of technology in learning.
The application is installed in eight computer labs of primary schools in Phnom Penh and in some provinces such as: Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampong Chham and Siem Reap. HEC experts supported the installation of the application and also guide students and teachers on its use.
The ministry said the app will be included in the Grades 4-6 curriculum and will be used in two sessions per week, for 20 minutes each session.
Kamei Haruko, chief representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), said Japan’s number one study program Think! Think! is used by 3,000 students in the first phase of the project.
“Think! Think! School & Lab offers students a great opportunity to develop in-depth thinking skills, social communication skills, creativity, motivation, self-confidence and self-confidence,” said she declared.