What are the differences in our approach in LEGO Education robotics programs compared to other robotics learning centres?
This is a question we received from some parents.
“Well, quite different” was our answer.
VISIT FROM LEGO EDUCATION DENMARK
From left to right:
Brian (LEGO® Education Head of Tech Support),
Ricky Ho (Founder),
Rasmus (LEGO® Education Experience QA Manager)
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We are a LEGO® Education robotics programs provider and its products' retailer. Our LEGO® Education products are 100% genuine from LEGO® local authorized channel.
Among the many private learning centres offering LEGO® robotics programs in Singapore, we were the only one chosen by LEGO® Education's Head of Tech Support and Quality (photo above) to visit and gather users’ feedback during their Asian trip. We are also appointed as one of their Beta Test panel for its products in this region.
We structure our activities with a heavy emphasis on concepts because we know that students who understand concepts are better placed to excel over time. For instance, in our LEGO® WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorms EV3 basic and intermediate programs, we would relate real applications to our students using the robots or the mechanism that they have built, highlighting the related STEM concepts. We also ensure that the students can apply Math concepts in their programming, seeing Math come alive in their hands!
We provide free assessment for kids whose parents want to start them at a very young age, to evaluate whether they are ready. Similarly, for kids who have prior experience in robotics, we will find out how much he/she already knows so that we can recommend the appropriate program.
Each student will receive an individual robotics kit set and laptop/tablet during lesson to maximise his/her learning. Each class size is kept small for close interaction with our trainer. We are delighted to receive feedback from some of our students who are also in their school's Robotics Club for about one-year saying that they learned more from us than what they have learned from the school, in terms of clarity on the concepts and hands-on time.
Our objective is to enable our students to have fun but real learning about robotics, with genuine interest and to develop holistically in a way that a good STEM education can offer. We aim to develop sense-making and inter-disciplinary thinking in children and inspire them to be inventive and confident.
Our approach is not to hothouse our students for competition and mandating evaluation test(s) to qualify their standard along the program. We have some parents who wanted their child and students themselves who wanted to join their schools’ robotic club but were unsuccessful due to the intense competition from school mates. We are happy to say that we are open to any student without pre-requisites but have interest in robotics and are willing to learn.
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