ETF awarded-winning Israeli curriculum transfers to the Philippines
An innovative Israeli school curriculum that won the 2016 ETF good practice award for entrepreneurship is to be implemented in the Philipines. As reported by Israel21C, the Israel Sci-Tech Schools’ i-STEAM education model, which is being implemented in schools in Israel, will be taken up in Davao, the Philippines’ second-largest largest city.
The program was recognised by the ETF as an example of good practice in the area of youth entrepreneurship training. The program was set up by the country’s leading technology and science educational network to introduce entrepreneurship into classrooms. “Hi-tech, creativity and entrepreneurship go hand in hand,” said Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman, Professor of Materials Science at the Israel Institute of Technology, who sits on the steering committee of the programme. “The idea is to teach every child in Israel entrepreneurship like you teach mathematics, physics, chemistry, and English”, Shechtman said.