As technology continues to advance rapidly, schools in Singapore are beginning to leverage the benefits of technology to offer more interactive learning experiences in classrooms. One great example of this would be how Singapore schools are incorporating Robotics Education or Educational Robotics into their curriculum for all students.
What is Educational Robotics? It is an interdisciplinary learning environment that is built on the use of robots and their electric components to enhance the learning and development of important skills and competencies in young children or teenagers. Robotics Education usually goes hand in hand with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education courses or programmes,
Why is Robotics Education Important?
By learning STEM subjects through the use of robots, teachers will be able to introduce students to programming and expose them to STEM effectively. In time, students will also be able to appreciate how STEM works together and interact in the world they live in.
Through interactive STEM lessons with robotics in the classroom, students will be able to better express themselves, learn listening skills and relate better to others. As they develop a deeper understanding of STEM subjects, they will also be more equipped to enter the 21st-century workforce with coding skills or other relevant hard skills.
How Are STEM Lessons Conducted with Robotics?
Combining STEM and Robotics Education is a fairly new initiative and has gained traction in Singapore in recent years, but it is, in fact, a form of learning that can be easily applied in schools, even at primary school levels. Robotics and STEM come hand in hand in the form of interactive educational robots that make STEM subjects easier, more engaging and exciting for students since robots look like toys. Educational Partners or facilitators use educational robots to teach basic engineering concepts such as design, building, development and fundamental coding knowledge.
During Robotics STEM classes, students will work together to solve real-world problems such as transportation issues. They will be able to tap on the resources provided in class to do so.
How Can Students Benefit from Educational Robotics?
By participating in such interactive or hands-on programmes, students will develop an interest in STEM subjects, which can encourage innovation. The process of learning during such classes is faster and more enjoyable compared to learning from textbooks in class. Educational Robotics also teaches students the important value of teamwork, problem-solving and collaboration, much like team sports.
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