This article reports on a STEAM Program in California where robotics is used to teach not only STEAM skills, but also social-emotional skills. As students work together tosolve robotics problems, they are also learning to work in groups and to collaborate, communicate, and to thing critically.Source:
Roger Riddell, Education DIVE, April 30, 2018Description:
"It's humorous to imagine learning social-emotional skills from robots, which are most often depicted as soulless machines (because, let's face it, they are). But the approach taken here is a clever one that kills two birds with one stone. There's a demand for more technological skills in the workforce to fill numerous vacant jobs, but business leaders are also demanding more of the soft skills focused on in this program."Read the full article here!