Pagoh, 23 February 2010 – Tan Sri Dato’ Muhyiddin bin Yassin today graced the final day of two-day Robotics Workshop organised jointly by Robotics Learning (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Sekreteriat Pendidikan Parlimen Pagoh.
The Robotics Workshop provides secondary school students from the age of 14 to 16 years in the Parliament of Pagoh an exposure to the world of robotics. The two-day workshop gave the students the opportunity of experiencing hands-on project on building, testing and competing with their own robots based on the VeX Training Kit. The workshop also helped the students to cultivate their soft skills in terms of teamwork, creative thinking, systematic planning, time management, and enhancing problem solving skills.
Realising the timely need of catching up with the Developed World and the increasing importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), Educational Robotics classroom-based training and curriculum provides an opportunity of incorporating enjoyment in learning of STEM subjects and the Arts.
Robotics Learning works with the world famous VEX educational robotics kits from Innovation First Inc. in the USA. Used by secondary schools throughout the world, the vex educational robotics are used by all ages from about 10 years and above and truly help student master a whole of skills including both STEM as well as a range of soft skills such as creative and innovative thinking, team work, systematic planning and communications skills. VEX organises robotics competitions throughout the world.
The two-day workshop takes place on 22nd February 2010 from 8:00am to 10:00pm and 23rd February 2010 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The workshop is located at the Wisma Pekembar, Pagoh, Johor Darul Takzim.
Secondary schools involved in the Robotics Workshop are as follows:
Robotics Learning strongly support and encourage Malaysian school children from all parts of Malaysia to be able to have equal access to an education where teachers are comfortable providing their students with creative and innovative learning opportunities.