From “‘The Coolest Thing Ever’: How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives,” Joe Palca, NPR, Morning Edition, November 28, 2013 [HT @tnsatlanta]
The three Rice students heard about Dee in an unusual freshman engineering class. Instead of learning engineering principles from a book, students form teams to come up with engineering solutions for real-world problems.
And remember what Sir Ken Robinson said in September 2013 at colab:
The basics are not subjects. The basics are purposes.
What’s your school balance in terms of teaching subjects vs engaging purposes?
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