Teaching children to both think and learn on their own.
Using their own hands and heads to give form to their ideas.
Using original educational materials to make robots,
drawing out their unique personalities
and pushing their creativity.
They will also gain "scientific knowledge" naturally.
Here students will not just simply follow along with the text, make robots and stop there. This class will deepen their understanding of making robots through trial and error using an approach allowing children to present their own ideas and progress even further. There is no "right" way for children to create their own robots. To put it another way, all ways are the "right" way. This class trains the children's conceptual and problem-solving skills and also brings out their unique personalities through the process of telling them to make an even cooler robot.
Thinking about how to make your beloved robots to be more a certain way or how to make it move better and then actually challenging yourself is stimulating and can lead to non-stop "learning". This is where intellectual curiosity comes from, always having an active attitude towards something because you enjoy it. The children themselves are able to realize what makes learning interesting and what is fun about trying new things, feeling a great sense of accomplishment once they give their ideas form.
The first original kit that will be used in the Robot School contains motive power parts such as dozens of different types of blocks, motors and gears. Robots full of originality, elaborate movements and structures that will leave you surprised will be born through the ideas that come from this simple kit. That depth will bring out their creativity and desire to create even more. The learning courses are designed to progress gradually to bring out their ambition.
Even if they are different ages, go to different schools, those who share admiration for robots quickly become friends. While coming up with completely different robots which use the same parts, the students will gain new found respect for their unique qualities while gaining experience that helps them reach higher levels. Also, they will gain confidence and be able to learn how to cooperate through communication skills and exchanging opinions through getting others interested in what they have made.
A national tournament where students chosen from classrooms throughout Japan go head to head. They will try to become top in the country by competing in the speed category and idea contest. The level of this tournament keeps rising every year so much so that it is gaining attention, surprising even Judge Committee Chairman Tomotaka Takahashi Sensei.