Students work on the project by themselves with minimal instructions from the teachers. The materials make it possible for the students to learn by doing through the well-designed creative project.Mr. HISAYASU ITO
Informatics Teacher, Chief of Media education,
Ritsumeikan Moriyama junior and senior high school, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Ito and his teacher team use CSF teaching materials to teach secondary school students about automation and robotics.
Mr. Ito says: “In hands-on project work, where the students use creativity and work with physical objects, the learning speed was surprisingly fast. The students started developing their project by themselves watching the videos and reading instructions in the book. I didn’t know that the students had such a potential in being active and creative.”
“Making alarms is a clever idea for learning programming. The students are very motivated. In the simple project, the import programming concepts: loops, conditionals are included. It is just a matter of how far / deep you go.”
Over 90% of consider learning with CSF materials interesting and fun. 80% said that the best part was the project. Through the project, they learned not only coding, but also the importance of working with others.
”The level of the materials was just right. Sometimes the content was challenging but we helped each other and solved the problems together.”
— STUDENT, 7th GRADE
About the school
Ritsumeikan Moriyama Junior and Senior high school is located in Shiga, Japan. The school has been designated as a Super Science High School (SSH) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan since 2006. The school aims to foster global citizens in the 21st century through integrated study programs that emphasize science and technology.