The Learning-by-Making philosophies implemented at the workshop included:

  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Learn through ‘doing’ & ‘making’
  • Trial & error
  • Multi-discipline

 

Teachers thinking it through

 

Teachers thinking it through

 

The teachers got to see a variety of in-house projects from the SSNG Learning-by-Making team and got introduced into the world of physical computing / robotics using the pi-top as a platform. The projects highlighted the linkages between the STEAM subjects.

 

 In-house project "Paul"

 

Creating a simple LED light involved principles in physics math, while integrating the LED with a traffic light system would include the design (Art) aspect.  There was a smoke detector project that combined principles of chemistry, Design and Math. The remote control car also showcased STEAM in action all integrated with python code. 

 

Testing the smoke detector

 

Displaying the robotic car

 

 The teachers also got busy Learning-by-making by activating their own automated traffic light systems and also combined physical computing with scratch to play a game. The amazement and excitement on their faces was palpable as they delved into moments of discovery through Learning- by Making.

 

Teachers Made their own traffic light model

 

Feedback from the teachers was awesome. They had fun experiencing Learning- by Making; and happily they will go back to their classrooms and make a difference.

 

A teacher reflecting on STEAM education and its mportannce

 

 

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 STEAM workshop

 

STEAM Workshop 

STEAM Workshop

 

STEAM Workshop

 

STEAM Workshop

 

STEAM Workshop 

 

 

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