The 21st century social and working environment requires young people to be active, flexible, creative and be able to work in a team, as well as be bring innovative solutions to today’s challenges.
ROBOT-ed empowers these new skills and competencies through a tried and tested pedagogical model devised by Lego Education, in which participants develop their talents, communication skills, entrepreneurship, and their curiosity to discover and learn.
Some of the objectives that we work on are:
- To approach tasks using scientific thinking (assumptions, evidence and conclusions)
- To build and understand simple and powered machines as well as physical concepts such as gears, shafts, pulleys, levers…
- To build and program robots at different levels of difficulty whilst developing pupils’ knowledge of sensors and motors.
- To encourage divergent and creative thinking to find alternative solutions to challenges proposed.
- To use input and output devices, programming through sequential instructions and thereby creating cause – effect relationships.
- To learn through trial and error and developing manual dexterity.