IMPORTANCE OF ROBOTICS EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS


India is a fast-developing economy, with a large and growing young population – which on one hand is its biggest advantage but on the other, could become a huge challenge if not harnessed appropriately.
Quality and access to education is a major problem in India. Our education system focuses more on Rote based learning


and no stress is given on hands on learning methodology. It lacks engaging, motivating and hands-on learning approach. Research aptitude not developed from an early age results in widening gap in available talent and industry needs/demands. No practical and hands-on experience restricts young minds. When we talk about 21st Century Education and key competencies the whole echo-system on an educational institution has to be attuned to that. The educational institutions need to evolve an environment which is conducive to learning, a safe well-arranged and well-maintained infrastructure which is suited not only learning but suited for developing community and social skills and also fosters innovation and creativity.
Use of technology in everyday life is far greater than ever before and will increase many fold in the near future. Education leaders are waking up to the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, use of technology and hands-on learning in primary, middle and higher education. Students must learn application of core STEM Concepts and acquire essential life skills in order to be successful in their professional lives.


Benefits of teaching Robotics in Schools


Young children are natural learners whose minds are full of innovation and ideas, constructed by their own experiences with their environment. Science and Technology is for everyone. If it is taught properly with exposure to advanced practical at the early stage, will help in enhancing proficiency. Robotics is an excellent, multidisciplinary field to impart practical, hands-on learning to students to understand important core STEM subjects such as physics, mathematics, design, construction, structures, engineering and programming.


Our training programs inspires students not only to learn science and math in a fun manner but also reduce its complexities. It also leaves a seed of curiosity and interest for the students to explore and learn more in the field of robotics. There are enough resources, equipment’s and experienced trainers to support the classes. Our courses and training are designed in a way to reach the students of the age group 6-22 years. The courses cover various technologies and areas like; Robotics, Embedded Systems and Artificial Intelligence at theoretical and application level. We mainly provide trainings giving more importance for practical sessions along with theory. The activity based sessions will be interesting, innovative and also ensures their active participation.

STEM Education


The term “STEM Education” is being heard frequently nowadays in educational space. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It is gaining popularity day by day owing to rapid advancements in these fields. Many studies confirmed that not only a majority of our future jobs would fall under this category but also many new jobs are going to be created in these fields. It is to be noted that STEM fields have equal effects on all other areas be it arts, humanities or any other field. In a world that is quickly evolving and inclined towards technology, STEM skills would be of great economic impact. At a crucial stage when Indian government is promoting initiatives such as Make in India, Skill India, digital India to encourage manufacturing, technology usage and skill development in the country, STEM is turning out to be an essential and integral component of our education.

However, when we look at the current Indian educational system, even from a very broad perspective, we clearly notice that we are far behind in adapting to the changes in global educational arena. Still today, a major emphasis on our school education system is learning through text book and in most cases, marks secured is the only criteria to assess the knowledge. Critical thinking, inquiry based learning and hands-on learning is something which is far from implementation especially in a majority of K-12 educational institutions. Curiosity, innovation and thirst for knowledge towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in kids can be encouraged by an early exposure to hands-on learning and practical knowledge in a more engaging and fun to learn environment. Once a kid develops a passion for STEM fields, it smoothens the decision-making process to choose a right field to pursue career. It will help to create great thinkers, innovators, engineers and scientists that our society and industry needs. As said earlier, it is needed for our future prosperity and to our nation in order to develop competitiveness and play a vital role in global economy.

Research shows that children are natural explorers and active participants in their own development, and that they are surprisingly sophisticated thinkers. Through a series of conceptual hands-on lessons, teachers will guide students as they learn important STEM content and investigative skills. Each unit design fosters cooperative learning and critical thinking. Trainers facilitate teamwork as students actively discuss their findings, record data and assess their understanding. STEM Robotics Academy is a place where students are intrinsically motivated, can develop collaborative behavior and succeed academically.