By learning to program drones, students at Pelgulinn Middle School in Estonia discover the real applications of computer coding, mathematics and physics.
Global education is no longer fit for the 21st century and the industry is becoming ripe for disruption. 60% of children globally fail to achieve minimum standards of reading and arithmetic because of poor-quality teaching.
Few country have escaped this fate: Estonian students particularly have achieved extraordinary results in PISA. Studies have revealed that the Estonian educational system has been successful in supporting the learning of all students. Estonia has the lowest level of low-performers in Europe in reading math, science thanks to the rebuilding of the education system.
It includes projects that plan to educate children about the topics in the digital world.One of them involves introducing dedicated “smart classes” in every school – an idea by Birgy Lorenz from the Estonian Informatics Teachers Association. She says it is so compelling to see how the smart devices are used in other schools and to share the ideas with each other. Many Estonian schools have already joined in.
These types of projects play their part ensuring that the school joy of Estonian pupils could be as good as the results in the knowledge test.