What is STEM Education

STEM Education is an approach focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics The foundation of innovation lies in a dynamic, motivated and well-educated workforce equipped with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills. However, the nature of our workforce and the needs of our industries have changed over time. Today, an understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, a working knowledge of computer hardware and software, and the problem-solving skills developed by courses in STEM are necessary for most jobs. STEM education is an enormous undertaking that needs all our commitment and involvement.

STEM Education is responsible for providing our country with three kinds of intellectual capital:

Scientists and engineers who will continue the research and development that is central to the economic growth of our country

Scientists and engineers who will continue the research and development that is central to the economic growth of our country

Scientifically literate voters & citizens who make intelligent decisions about public policy and understand the world around them

Why Study Robotics

Robotics serves education in many ways. The everyday relevance of robotic systems – smart phones, autonomous cars, Internet‐connected appliances, telemedicine, and countless other applications – provides a natural hook for lessons. Given the disruptive effects automation has had on jobs and the economy, robotics itself is also a valuable area of study. The process of developing robotic solutions provides a rich and meaningful context for engaging students in CT practices and CS content, including work‐related 21st century skills. Robotics scenarios can also be used to contextualize other STEM concepts. Ultimately, the “brains” of robotic systems are driven not only by the bits of steel, silicon, and data within them, but by the CS and Computational Thinking skills of the developers who design and program them – higher‐order problem‐solving skills that are best developed when conducting authentic inquiry.


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STEM with Robotics

Our curriculum is designed to transform STEM learning for students that utilizes real world problems and contextualized learning that includes robot simulation software, Snap CAD lessons, acquisition of fundamental programming. These incorporate work-related "21st Century Learning Skills" and put emphasis on the integration of robot systems into everyday lives.

The curriculum is developed by the global leaders in STEM education. FEI works with other solutions providers such as Robomatter Incorporated, (check and add to this -OPPACAD, VEX) etc. which have technology and engineering curriculum focused on bringing STEM experiences to students by leveraging the motivational effects of robotics in teaching and learning. Robomatter's solutions include research - based curricula, interactive technology tools, STEM teacher professional development programs and certification programs through a partnership with Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy.

What is Computational Thinking Skills?

Computational Thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and bring about computational solutions so that it can effectively carried out by an information-processing agent.

"Computational thinking is the new literacy of the 21st century." - Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Research, Jeannette Marie Wing. Link

Why Computational Thinking Skills important?

Hadi Partovi, a tech entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of the education nonprofit Code.org says, "Understanding how technology works, how the Internet works, and learning to solve problems with computational thinking, these skills are as important as learning how electricity works, how digestion works, or solving problems using algebra.

Why Vex

Elementary and middle school is the most formative time in a young student's life. The best way to instill a lifelong interest in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is to provide a fun, engaging, and hands-on opportunity to explore and experience it for themselves.

By its nature, the study of robotics inherently incorporates all four pillars of STEM. VEX IQ is a snap-together robotics system designed from the ground up to provide this opportunity to future engineers of all skill levels. By packaging advanced concepts into an accessible package, the system also naturally encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership for students as young as second grade!

Robotics For School

First Eduspec brings you the new learning system called, “Robotics Learning Solution”. It is equipped with an effective learning tool and multimedia aid which are proven to be very effective to students’ STEM learning. Providing an exclusive and advance education in the basics of engineering technology and literacy at primary and secondary schools will help students understand and appreciate the subjects integrated to Robotics. 

This was proven true as envisioned by the Philippine Government under the Department of Education in provisioning for the career tracks in Academics towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning. Therefore, providing an exclusive and advance education in the basics of engineering technology and literacy at primary and secondary schools will help students understand the physics of functionality and this be able to design simple machines and devices, and subsequently solve specific problems in the context of real situations.

Exposing the students to robotics learning tools  in as simple as assembling robotics parts, writing programs from the computer and downloading into the robot, thereby animating the robot to perform activities programmed by the user. First Eduspec have started participating in innovative Robotics events from classroom solutions to platforms like Nationwide Junior Robothon and International Competition spearheaded by Eduspec Malaysia and The Digital Youth Award- Robotics for Children. Robotics Education is now growing fast in Asian countries like China, Singapore, Indonesia and now in the Philippines.

"STEM education is the foundation for the future leaders of our company. We need scientists and engineers to help us solve the biggest challenges the world has to offer.” – Craig Foster, GE Power & Water.