The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10.
Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria.
But while, worldwide, there are increasing initiatives such as the Robotics Academy in the US to teach robotics in schools, Australia isn’t doing enough to get it taught in schools.
To explain why we should teach children how to program robots in schools, we first need to understand what a robot is.
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