Study International: Key Trends in K12 Robotics Education
In this Study International article, they describe how Robotics education is becoming increasingly commonplace in schools. This is largely due to the fact that students in K12 schools will graduate into a workforce that’s filled with technology, and where robots will become widely used in our everyday lives.
“Even if these kids choose a career other than coding or robotics, learning robotics teaches them many important skills such as analytical thinking, programming, teamwork, collaborative thinking, innovation and more. It can be easily incorporated into STEAM education, which is becoming more popular in schools worldwide.”
According to Acer for Education, “Educational robotics strengthen and support students’ skills developing their knowledge through the creation, design, assembly, and operation of robots. Children and young students find it funny and engaging because they feel free to interact directly with both electrical and mechanical processes and procedures. By having to control a physical robot and seeing what goes wrong, students learn what robots can and can’t do with an immediate experience and understanding.”
Here are 2 common robotics trends EdTech experts observed in K12 education:
1) Robotics education is becoming more accessible to everyone
2) Younger learners are learning about robotics (including KIBO!)
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