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Robots in the World of Education- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Robots are the most futuristic forms of educational tools in the present. When we say futuristic, we mean the knowledge and learning children get from Robots are the real-world skills necessary for someone growing up in the 21st Century. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential skills to ace in life later. Problem-solving is one of those complex areas in education that is extremely valuable to learn about but very difficult to teach. Search for such teaching techniques has ended up in "out of the box" ideas, like the field of robotics. Let's explore how Robots can aid classrooms and teachers in developing analytical thinking in students.


STEM learning


We cannot have conversations on education through Robots without talking about STEM Learning. STEM learning stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Science keeps the children curious and continuously asking questions. Find solutions by themselves and have their own conclusions. Technology is a great tool to explore the innovative and collaborative aspects of the brain. And Math helps in problem-solving abilities. By using STEM as a tool for robotic education, children can ask questions without the fear of being judged or feeling silly; open question-answer dialogue is vital to any education system. With a Robot like ROYBI, the bilingual educational Robot, you can also have your child receive personal, one-to-one education that caters to your child's unique interests.


Non- monopolizing answers


There is no single correct answer or a single right approach to anything. Education should be a space for open conversations and acceptance of new ideas. It must always encourage the student to experiment with their own ideas. Failure of one idea will not be the end. This education method will teach them how to extract information from the failure and move towards the next attempt.


Significance of Perseverance


Trying to find the solutions to a problem until it is resolved is a part of problem-solving ability. This does not mean being stuck with an issue and leaving it when it gets unmanageable. Education with robots focuses on problem-solving and doesn't encourage children to fret over failure.


Grades and ranks do not determine talent.


Children are molded to treat grades as their final call sheet for their future. As the educational system focuses more on grades, children started determining their self-worth and talent through grades too. This does not mean that good grades are bad, but then it is not the only indicator of the child's skills. Robotics offers teachers a chance to grade based on less tangible things than examination grades, like teamwork, communication, contribution, and overall determination to find solutions through rigorous, analytical thinking.

 

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