The focus of education and the role of educators are rapidly changing. Twenty first century learning is about providing children with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem solving. The focus now is on creativity, collaboration, motivation, self-direction, improvisation, discovery, and interacting with meaningful tools that expand intellectual capacities.
The robotics curriculum helps school children to “do” Science and Math and not just study them, making robotics a powerful teaching tool. Robotics in education is quickly becoming a popular way to engage students in the STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Robotics is not just about building robots but building critical life-skills – teamwork, problem solving, time management and effective communication. It is about raising the bar and expectations for students through national and international competitions and providing a measurable standard. Robotics helps make abstract concepts concrete and ensures that learning is relevant and engaging.