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Goggles - Build a Bot


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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 ( )

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Goggles - Build a Bot

  1. 2. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 … </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>of design & technology which will dominate the future of business and experience the full design process of: </li></ul><ul><li>Researching </li></ul><ul><li>Sketching </li></ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Step into the world … </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>What is Build a Bot? </li></ul><ul><li>A program exposing students to Science, Technology, Team Work, Design, Computer Programming and Engineering </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Build a Bot </li></ul><ul><li>We create a fun environment that teaches STEM skills and excites students for the real world possibilities in Science and Technology fields </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Course Structure </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>What are the Results? </li></ul><ul><li>STEM skills that have traditionally been taught in a theoretical setting are now taught using real world examples and problems. </li></ul><ul><li>It fast tracks students who have an interest in STEM fields; encourages and empowers those who have a fear of STEM. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are eager to solve the exciting challenges presented but are forced to learn the skills they need in a non threatening environment. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Other programs? </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Education also helps disadvantaged schools prepare for the First Lego League (FLL). </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information see </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>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” </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Christie, 2005 Successes and failures in the </li></ul><ul><li>development of science and technology in South Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>The state of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in South Africa </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Minimum of 4 Students: </li></ul><ul><li>R 1500 per student per month( excluding travel cost for trainer) </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost per team of 4 students R 6000 per month for 8 months = R 48 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Course will include all computer and Lego mind storm NXT robotic kits. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost breakdown </li></ul>