British secondary schools to teach 3D printing and robotics
Posted By Arthur Cassaignau on Jul 11, 2013 | 0 comments
Good news for the british pupils (at least we suspect that some of them will be thrilled)! The british government made the announcement, that it will publish a new national curriculum. The new educational program will emphasise the use of 3D printers, laser cutters and robotics, also giving some place to lessons in programming micro-processor chips.
This announcement will take place later this week as part of a larger program for the English state school, including English, maths, science, history, geography, foreign languages, art and physical education.
“The new curriculum will give pupils the skills to design, make, and test their own products.” said a senior Whitehall source. “Pupils will learn computer-aided design and electronics. 3-D printers will become standard in our schools – a technology that is transforming manufacturing and the economy.”
We see this decision as a courageous one. One of the biggest concerns when it comes to 3D printing is that it takes time to figure out how it works and how to design for it, and it can only be a good thing that the children learn to work around these issues very early. We can’t wait to see such initiatives pop up everywhere.