Much of today’s impactful teaching focuses on the “why” behind the concept being taught. When it comes to STEM concepts such as robotics, educators and students alike may wonder why they should learn robotics if they don’t plan to pursue it in college or the workforce. The answer? Robotics education will help students for life.
Students are more engaged when they understand how classroom concepts apply in the real world. Learning how robotics, science, engineering, and other STEM concepts are used to solve complex problems speaks to the “why” behind robotics education.
The skills students learn through robotics and other STEM activities are commonly referred to as “employability skills.” These skills, also called soft skills or 21st-century skills, will follow students throughout their lives whether they pursue STEM careers or not.