The Arduino SYS-STEM for Schools Methodology is a package of specific materials and projects for students aged 14-18 in Arduino that includes a structured step-by-step programme in electronics and programming development using Arduino.
Each Module includes all the necessary didactic planning tools and guidelines: learning outcomes that will be achieved, complete sets of materials and examples, simulations, sample exercises in Arduino for students, and solutions.
To further test their knowledge schools and users can always connect to the SYS-STEM ARdLAB hub for reserving an ArdLAB time slot and implementing programming and prototyping in actual Arduino labs located in the partner organisations.
The impact of the methodology is expected to grow in the post-pilot and project phase when the fully tested and revised materials become available. The project partner trained SYS-STEM staff will continue to give training courses in the Methodology and promote the Method, meaning that schools/centers/staff and 14-18 yr old students over Europe can benefit.
The well-rounded focus of the Methodology means
that any school can access high-quality electronics teaching and an ArdLAB regardless of their resources.
The ArdLAB methodology is completely transferrable as it is available in pdf/digital format for downloading via the SYS-STEM project website. Any interested user can access the materials (units of learning) and use the elements that are of relevance.