Opportunity for students in Years 9 and 10
Robotics combines digital-age literacy, inventive thinking, and effective communication whilst encouraging high productivity.
Students in Years 9 and 10 will had the opportunity to elect robotics as a course of study in 2016. Robotics combines digital-age literacy, inventive thinking, and effective communication whilst encouraging high productivity. Students will have the opportunity to be face to face with advanced technologies and develop their reflective conscience as they consider the moral and ethical challenges facing a rapidly changing world. They will participate in robotics activities fully immersed in a discipline that is encouraging them to be innovative whilst equipping them with a very desirable skill set.
Robotics allows for a very forward thinking classroom where students are free to develop aspects of the course and are also free to mix with and learn from one another as learning and doing tasks dictate. In many ways the experience emulates real world situations. In so many ways in fact, robotics expands on the Australian Curriculum and addresses learning styles other than those that are more conventional.
Through robotics, skills, understandings, and factual knowledge are learned not strictly as a part of a set, sequential curriculum, but rather when their need becomes apparent within the context of a very real task. Students are free to acquire as much math or science or engineering, or anything else, when they need it and then go off in other directions when the need has been satisfied.
We are delighted to be at the forefront of Technology education and we will continue to update you as these courses develop to offer many more exciting features.
Christian Lomax (Technology Coordinator)