Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) and go tec! programming course for kids

30 Sep 2021

"Kids were very concentrated and motivated in the first 3 levels of “Python” lessons. The “closed world” and very strict guidance with platform were very good to have for a focused start. After that, kids experienced the “open world” programming (like Scratch or Spheros). Few kids went forward into the “programming tunnel” and continued to solve other levels", says Martin Sengel - Go tec!

The pilot course blended SIT’s expertise in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with go tec!’s MINT specialization (mathematics, informatics, natural science, technology), bringing Active Learning to the go tec! Laboratory in Neuhausen am Rheinfall.

Roman Hagen, Government Relations Lead, SIT, comments: “Go tec! is a success story, but the community is calling for more. SIT can provide a smooth transition from a childhood interest to a brilliant career in science and technology.”

Aligned in the vision, both SIT and Go tec! spearhead experiential education in science and technology, albeit for different age groups. Go tec! helps make children digitally curious and adept for the future, while SIT addresses global challenges through science, technology, and education. This flagship project relies on a network of industry and other partners, including the world’s top-ranking universities and leading computers, physics, and business scientists.