Teaching Approach

The decline in interest among students for Science and Mathematics in Malaysian schools is worrying as students find studying mathematics and science to be boring. While there are efforts trying to change the perceptions of students, the teaching approach plays a pivotal role.

School teachers face great challenges to effectively explain the working mechanism of gears or pulleys merely through diagrams and pictures in the textbook. The concept of "gearing-up" or "gearing-down" is difficult to demonstrate, let alone how to apply them. When young learners could not relate and make sense out of what they have learnt, they will lose interest.

Our Teaching Approach

Robots2U  aspiration is to  motivate  young learners to  acquire  knowledge in a  fun "learn by

doing" way. Our robotics for kids teaching approach is based on LEGO® Education 4C learning approach which is specially developed by experience educators. Using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotic Education Kit, students can build their own robot models and investigate how things work through fun projects.

By learning while experimenting, students will find it engaging and have fun doing it and wanting to learn more. Witnessing how things actually works will also help them to retain the learning better.

The LEGO® 4C Learning Approach comprises of four phases namely, Construct, Connect,Contemplate and Continue. Each phase will build on to the next to allow young learners to progress easily.

Connect

Lessons will start by relating the purpose of learning with real-life example to capture the interest of students. Interactive media is used to help students to be more engaged and focused.
 

Construct

The fun begins here because every lesson involves a building activity. Students will work in small teams to design, construct, program and test their robot models, engaging both hands and minds to solve a given task. Here, they can investigate and observe how each mechanism works.
 

Contemplate

In this phase, students will reflect what they have learnt based on what they have constructed and programmed. They are given the opportunity to share their learning and ideas through the process of "questions and answers". Short quizzes will also be given to help them retain the learning better.

 

Continue

Finally, students are encourage to improve and add features to their models. This allows them to enter a positive learning spiral, in which they take on increasingly difficult challenges.

 

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