Re-imagining STEM education through robotics

eenewseurope | April 15, 2019

Re-imagining STEM education through robotics
Last year may well have been the year of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, but two months in to 2019 and momentum doesn’t appear to be slowing. If anything, the rise of STEM education has brought with it a wave of edtech resources aimed at improving engagement among students. Here are four ways in which robotics could benefit this new wave of educational resources. One of the most significant challenges to STEM education is that many edtech resources do not adequately support the reality of the science, technology, engineering, or maths fields. Coding is a popular edtech solution however, the real-world applications extend far beyond this.As a society, we are becoming increasingly reliant upon robotics – it is undeniably one of the fastest growing sectors, both professionally and economic – and STEM education needs to reflect these advances. With this in mind, it makes sense to integrate robotics into the learning frameworks of K12 education as it not only develops the building blocks in the early stages of learning but provides ample opportunities for scaling up, as students progress.

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Hannah and Zoe from Avantis introduce the ClassVR system, explaining what is included with the classroom set and how activities can be controlled and navigated. Having both worked in UK Primary schools for a number of years, both Hannah and Zoe regularly contribute lesson ideas and classroom tips to the ClassVR.

Spotlight

Hannah and Zoe from Avantis introduce the ClassVR system, explaining what is included with the classroom set and how activities can be controlled and navigated. Having both worked in UK Primary schools for a number of years, both Hannah and Zoe regularly contribute lesson ideas and classroom tips to the ClassVR.

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