Have you seen something on television that has to do with STEM education, and when they come to the part about technology up pops a video of kids doing robotics? One would think that all Technology is robotics. I think it’s about time we take back the conversation about technology in stem education and move it away from robotics. STEM is more than robotics.
Take for instance this recent commercial from Exxon about future engineers: what are the kids doing with technology at the end of the commercial? It’s all robots.
It seems like the kids are either programming robots, building robots, or in some kind of robotic competition.
I get it: Robotics are fun, and relatively cheap, but really, how many robotics jobs are there right now?
Perhaps a rethinking of all curricula is needed like in this video: