DOST-Knowledge Channel partnership brings STEM benefits closer to public

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

Materials from the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) will soon be shown on Knowledge Channel’s platforms after they forged a partnership recently.

SEI chief science research specialist, Ruby Cristobal said the partnership “will make STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) educational resources more accessible to learners through the various media channels used by Knowledge Channel in distributing content for basic education.”She said the partnership was signed on November 29, and turnover of the initial batch of materials will shortly be made. Among the initial video programs to be turned over are TuklaSiyensya and Radyo Eskwela.

Radyo Eskwela is for elementary learners and has 20 episodes, while TuklaSyensya has 15 video presentations for high school students.

“Our STEM modules and educational resources will be shown in their (Knowledge Channel) programs and distributed for free in their beneficiary schools,” to help contribute to the SEI’s goal of promoting STEM careers, enhancing interest in mathematics and science, and improving students’ performance in these areas,” Cristobal said.

SEI said Knowledge Channel develops, acquires, and distributes Department of Education K-12 curriculum-based multimedia learning resources on-air, online, and offline to supplement the effective and relevant delivery of basic education.

Earlier, Knowledge Channel also partnered with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for “Wikaharian,” an animated series of lessons for Grade 1 students.

“Wikaharian” is an animated series is in English and Filipino which  showcases lessons that would help instill Filipino values and traditions among learners.