Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Big Data Scientist, Cloud Architect, Digital Marketer, UI/UX Designers – What do these jobs have in common?
They didn’t exist 10 years ago!
Now, that’s an interesting fact that shows how fast global advancement and technologies change the way we learn, work and live. With such developments, our children must also be ready with knowledge and skills for such a future.
And while we can’t predict what lies ahead, the best we can do is to instil good values, impart skills, and invest in the future for the next generations.
At ML Kingsley International School, we champion STEAM education. Each programme is specially curated to support the growing demands of the future while catering to the needs of children. One such programe is the Robotics Engineering programme.
In the fascinating world of robotics technology, young minds explore design, constructional and operational aspects of robotics.
Dive further and learn more about the importance of robotics engineering:
1. Hands-on experience in STEAM
Delving into the realms of science, art, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEAM), children not only gain valuable knowledge in Robotics Engineering but also discover the interconnectedness of these subjects.
From basic knowledge of coding, to the intricacies of designing, building and programming robots, what better way for children to be inspired and gain invaluable insight into the how’s and why’s of technology.
2. Encourages children to try new ideas
We encounter roadblocks in our daily lives. Hence, our children are encouraged to apply the skills they learned in Robotics Engineering to think and solve problems.
While Robotics Engineering typically leads to better outcomes in resolving math-related problems, robotics isn’t just about logic:
3. Improves teamwork and collaboration
Each project calls for different abilities and skills. In our Robotics Engineering programme, we encourage our students to work with each other.
Children not only master the hard skills in the programme, but make a powerful impact through effective communication when they:
These learnings are crucial within and outside the classroom, which helps set them up for success as adults who have mastered the ability to build interpersonal relationships and communicate effectively.
4. Enhances spatial awareness and logical skills
Is your child struggling to understand the concept of space and time? Our Robotics Engineering programmes breaks down big ideas into smaller, digestible pieces of information that eventually helps children understand the bigger picture.
Robotics engineering involves understanding and working with three-dimensional space, which enhances spatial awareness. Children who learn robotics at school also learn about mathematical concepts such as:
All of which are essential to programming and controlling robotic projects.
These skills are also important in other STEAM fields leading to architecture, engineering, physics, interior design, gaming, programming careers and more.
5. Teaches perseverance in the face of failure
Life can be a breeze; but the challenges that come with it makes life much more interesting!
In the many challenges that we may face is life, we want to ensure that our children are well equipped. The Robotics Engineering programme at Kingsley is designed for the exact purpose!
The programme is an age-appropriate challenge which prepares students at a foundational level. Children are often motivated to look at daily life through a solution-oriented lens and inspired to push forward through each setback.
These are the exact reasons why we strive so hard to create and promote a positive and bully-free environment where children empower themselves and each other to go the distance, persevere and recap the positive results later.
6. Develops critical thinking skills
Critical thinking skills are often flouted as one of the most important skills to learn. But have you ever wondered how do children gain these skills that would easily give them an edge in the working world?
Critical thinking is described as the analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information in a logical and systematic manner. This helps to children to look at and process data which is not always presented in an easily comprehensible way.
By developing and building on critical thinking skills, children are able to make well-informed decisions based on their analysis of complex data and choose the best solution to solve the problem at hand.
These skills are highly valued in the real-world and requires students make the best use of their reasoning skills, weighing the pros and cons for different options, and make the best course of action – and are essential for success in many areas of life including academics, career and personal relationships.
7. Boosts creativity and imagination
The use of creativity is often associated with the arts – but did you know that well-known professionals in the field of science, physics, architecture and more are also considered creative individuals?
“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein.
At Kingsley, we give our students the liberty of expression in their work. This includes the freedom to design and program robots according to what they have envisioned. By exercising creativity and developing thinking power, children are able to translate these personal endeavours into success in the future.
8. It boosts confidence and self-esteem
Our Robotics Engineering programmes requires children to work both independently and in groups. The flexibility and duality of the work objective enhances cooperation and collaboration amongst the children – they become self-assured in their communication and confident in their work ethics.
Similar to adults, we want to give our children the opportunity to come into their own and see the labour of their hands-on project come to fruition, giving them a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work.
What makes learning Robotics Engineering with Maple Leaf Kingsley International School different?
Established in 2011, Kingsley brings forth an exceptional British curriculum and has grown with its community ever since. Through close collaboration with the families of Kingsley, we have studied and understood the positive impacts of experiential learning on young minds.
Robotics Engineering projects are challenging but rewarding, and keep children motivated and engaged throughout their endeavours. It is an essential component for success in terms of character building while having fun!
Our programme at Kingsley is taught as part of the STEAM lwhich includes a gamut of extracurricular activities from art and Clay Modelling to Sports and Performing Arts. We regularly exercises extra-curricular activities into the schedule to allow for a robust programme that nurtures well-rounded leaders who are grounded and guided by strong positive values.
We foster environments that challenge students to think about thinking, be creative, developing their potentials in every subject and through each meaningful experience. As we nurture the future generation, we envision a seamless integration of these disciplines, fostering a rich tapestry of learning experiences for your child.
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