3D printing technology works wonders for the education system. More and more educational institutions, such as the Marist College Ashgrove and Sunbury Downs College, are including 3D printing into their curriculum in their move to strengthen their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. X3D is promoting this initiative by giving away free filament samples pack to schools. Why is 3D printing becoming an essential part of the curriculum and why should your school be adopting it? Here are reasons to convince your school why you should adopt 3D printing.
3D printing technology fosters creativity
Students are often subjected to the traditional style of education, which is teacher-centered in nature and involves delivery of mostly one-way dialogues to students and directing the students to focus on rote learning and memorisation. This type of teaching abandons creative thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential in coming up with new ideas and discoveries. 3D printing cultivates creativity in students by allowing them to make up their own designs from their imaginations. Tweaking printer settings and troubleshooting the printer in order for their print to come out as intended stimulates their problem-solving skills as well.
Students are encouraged to be active participants and learners with 3D printing
Students’ attentions tend to be lost in the fray during school lessons, particularly in challenging STEM subjects. How do you ensure that their interests are piqued all throughout the lesson? By introducing creativity and play modes through 3D printing technology. You can print out difficult concepts and structures through 3D printers to make learning a more interactive and hands-on experience.
3D printing makes learning more fun, particularly in complicated STEM subjects
Incorporating creativity and play into learning and making things more fun can make any difficult subjects easier to understand. Most students require stimulation of more than just their intellectual sides when learning. With 3D printing, you are able to capture the attentions of the students as complicated concepts and lessons can be simplified with 3D printed structures as they get to examine the concepts more clearly rather than just looking at it and reading about it in textbooks. Some students are just more visual learners, so creating visual 3D printed representations of STEM concepts makes them more understandable.
Revolutionize the education system through 3D printing technology
3D printing technology injects much-needed creativity, fun, and engagement into otherwise tedious and complicated lessons. Encourage students to turn STEM into future careers by letting them experiment and create through 3D printing. If you want to get started on 3D printing, X3D is giving away a free samples pack of filaments for schools. Each pack includes wood, conductive, stone, glow-in-the-dark, metallic, translucent, and PLA filaments. The delivery is also free of charge for any Australian schools.