A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Shanghai reveals the impact of student participation in WRO robotics competitions.
From surveys and interviews with team coaches from 41 countries, the study demonstrates a significant impact in seven dimensions: Learning Skills, Mechanical Thinking, Emotional Commitment, Career Choice, Problem Solving, Quality of Collaboration, and Global Consciousness.
On a Likert scale of 5 selections, the average score was 4.29 indicating that the coaches participating in the study believe that participating in WRO competitions improves students' abilities in all dimensions.
This result is consistent with a study conducted in 2019 in Germany with current and former participants, which showed a large impact in 5 dimensions (Robot Creation, Robot Programming, Teamwork / Collaboration, Communication and Problem Solving).
In the WRO community we are excited that our research and in-depth studies show that our work is yielding the desired results. The key points are that participating in WRO competitions makes young people learn new skills, better understand the world around us and enable them to make informed decisions about their future careers.