Ardoch delivers education support programs to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for vulnerable children.
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The team at Ardoch work tirelessly every day to drive our mission forward and support more children in disadvantaged communities.
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Ardoch delivers educational programs to children in disadvantaged communities. Our programs promote literacy and STEM learnings and enhance student aspirations by broadening their horizons.
Ardoch’s Literacy Support provides early intervention programs to improve the literacy and language skills of children in their crucial early and primary school years.
STEM Support provides a suite of programs to foster children’s STEM skills in fun, engaging and relevant ways.
Ardoch’s Broadening Horizons programs provide a range of unique and engaging learning and life experiences.
Ardoch uses an outcomes framework that is common to all of our programs to measure the impact of our work.
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We measure our program outcomes using a range of methodologies and conduct internal and external evaluations to assess the impact of our programs.
Ardoch partners with schools that are identified as needing educational support.
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If you mention robots to students they are likely to think they are going to have a very fun lesson – but robotics is also a valuable and educational activity.
Robotics is a STEM activity STEM (or Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) has become a very important part of the curriculum in Australian schools – and for good reason – STEM activities teach students valuable skills for their future. STEM activities can help build a student’s confidence and ability in these important subjects, and can increase a student’s digital literacy.
Robotics engages students Hands-on activities are always a great way to engage students – and Robotics is a great example of a fun and interesting activity that will help students to develop Information Technology skills, problem solving skills and creativity. Robotics programs are also great team-building activities, so students can have the opportunity to work together and learn from each other’s strengths and ideas.
Robotics prepares students for the future We know that there are many jobs that were not around a decade ago. As technology keeps changing, it is important that students keep up with these advances, as sound digital literacy is often a desired skill in the job market. The skills a student learns from a Robotics program could put them on the path to a career in coding or engineering.
Making Robotics attainable Unfortunately, Robotics programs are sometimes unattainable for some disadvantaged schools. Children’s education charity Ardoch provides Robotics kits and Tech boxes to partner schools to give students the opportunity to learn the value skills Robotics can provide. For information on Ardoch’s Robotics educational support program go to: https://www.ardoch.org.au/programs/robotics/