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Goggles is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) initiative by Beyond Education. Build a Bot is a course offered by Beyond Education. For more information see ( ...

Goggles is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) initiative by Beyond Education. Build a Bot is a course offered by Beyond Education. For more information see ( http://www.beyonded.org/?page_id=56 )



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      • We all wish kindergarten never ended. Why? It was so much fun! However, many of us have been brainwashed that education is a rigid learning and disciplined process; rather than a fun filled adventurous process.
      • According to researchers, kindergarten is the most effective period of learning. How can we make the kindergarten model continue? Step into the world with Beyond Education …
      • of design & technology which will dominate the future of business and experience the full design process of:
      • Researching
      • Sketching
      • Building
      • Programming
      • Problem solving
      • Step into the world …
      • What is Build a Bot?
      • A program exposing students to Science, Technology, Team Work, Design, Computer Programming and Engineering
      • Build a Bot
      • We create a fun environment that teaches STEM skills and excites students for the real world possibilities in Science and Technology fields
      • Course Structure
      • The course runs for 8 months, 2 hours per session, once a week with a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 9 students per class.
      • The program focuses on compact teaching periods (20-30min) with extended hands on periods (1h30) assisted by close teacher support. This fosters a self-empowering approach to learning, while not allowing struggle and frustration to set in.
      • What are the Results?
      • STEM skills that have traditionally been taught in a theoretical setting are now taught using real world examples and problems.
      • It fast tracks students who have an interest in STEM fields; encourages and empowers those who have a fear of STEM.
      • Students are eager to solve the exciting challenges presented but are forced to learn the skills they need in a non threatening environment.
      • Other programs?
      • Beyond Education also helps disadvantaged schools prepare for the First Lego League (FLL).
      • FLL is an international robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology -- and teach them valuable employment and life skills. A theme is provided each year by FLL and teams prepare for a provincial competition in November. Successful provincial teams are chosen to compete at a national competition in Gauteng.
      • For more information see www.firstlegoleague.org
      • University science departments face various challenges, but most agree that the lack of adequate entry-level skills in maths and science is one of the most serious issues: “No level of South African education, from kindergarten to post-doctoral studies, can yet be called a scientific success”
      • Source: Christie, 2005 Successes and failures in the
      • development of science and technology in South Africa.
      • The state of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in South Africa
      • Minimum of 4 Students:
      • R 1500 per student per month( excluding travel cost for trainer)
      • Total cost per team of 4 students R 6000 per month for 8 months = R 48 000
      • Course will include all computer and Lego mind storm NXT robotic kits.
      • Cost breakdown