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AMMACHI Labs Researchers Presented at Frontiers in Education Conference

October 11, 2022 - 10:23
AMMACHI Labs Researchers Presented at Frontiers in Education Conference

AMMACHI Labs researchers Gayathri Manikutty and Sreejith Sasidharan from Amrita virtually present their work at the Frontiers in Education Conference October 8-11, 2022.

Research Article: Driving innovation through project based learning: A pre-university STEAM for Social Good initiative presented in Frontiers in Education (FIE) 2022.

A future-oriented education on critical issues, such as those outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and designing potential solutions for such problems is an imperative skill that must be imparted to children to help them navigate their future in today’s unpredictable world. Towards this goal, we have been conducting 3.5 monthlong mentoring sessions for pre-university students in India to participate in a innovation challenge called the ATL Marathon conducted annually by the Government of India. Using digital and physical computing skills, we helped children explore creative solutions for social problems through a constructionist approach to learning, wherein they ideated and reflected upon the problems in their communities, designed solutions and created working prototypes for their solution. In this paper, we present the children’s perspective of their experiences through this journey, the evaluation metrics based on IEEE design principles, and our learnings from conducting this initiative as a university-school partnership model for 84 middle and high school students.

The theme for 2022 was Grand Challenges in Engineering Education.

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