Research consistently shows that students' learning is far more effective through practical, hands on activity. And we believe that teachers feel more confident and able to convey complex concepts clearly when they can share engaging, practical resources and activities too! 3D printing is the perfect way to inculcate the practical into lots of classes – and it's far more affordable than you might expect.
The opportunities offered by 3D printing have already been embraced by numerous education providers; imagine the countless advantages of 3D printing across the curriculum, from primary schools through to higher education.
To put it simply, incorporating 3D printing in education makes learning fun, memorable and relevant. Teachers and students of all ages will benefit from active learning environments, awe-inspiring 'wow' moments and understanding the technology of the future.
Bring the Curriculum to Life
3D printing is often used to support the teaching of complex or abstract concepts, giving pupils a visual resource to enhance their understanding. It enables practical demonstrations to reinforce learning and provides opportunities for students to put their learning into practice. But 3D printing doesn't just make learning more fun and memorable. It also offers unique opportunities to bring the curriculum to life through real-life, cross curricular projects. And the benefits aren't limited to STEM subjects.
Prepare Students for the Future
3D printing is becoming increasingly significant in many industries. Familiarity with this technology from an early age will give students a head start as they begin their careers. Whatever their career choice, 3D printing also encourages the development of essential, transferrable skills: resilience, questioning, reasoning - the list is endless!