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Best Practices: Creating a “Buzz”

Posted by Bert Maes on July 6, 2009


One of those excellent examples of hands-on, creative and fun technical education:

A school in Antwerp (Belgium) organised a ROBOT CAMP for kids, aged between 11 and 14. Each kid was challenged to make his own robot using advanced technology in CNC machines, 3D computer drawing, electronics, soldering, sensors, etc.

Robot CampThat is what kids love. And this is the kind of cool activities that can attract young people to technical education.

Kids want to turn their own ideas into final products. They are eager to create things, using their own imagination.

>> If technical schools manage to create a “buzz”, a special learning experience – with projects that are fun, very visual, have practical use and relevancy for the lives of kids – they can catch their attention.

Young people want to be ‘master’ in a discipline. They are looking for honor and respect in their friends’ community.

>> CNC education can give young people that respect, if they communicate to their friends
Hey, I built this from scratch!”.

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