China's Ministry of Education whitelisting competition: Letting kids show innovation with robot programming.
Did you know? Every year in China, tens of thousands of primary and secondary school students participate in various competitions related to robot programming to show their intelligence and talent. These competitions not only stimulate children's interest and love for science and technology but also cultivate their logical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving, and other aspects of their abilities. Moreover, these competitions have a special identity - they are all on the list of national competitions for primary and secondary school students published by the Ministry of Education, which is often referred to as the "Ministry of Education White List Competition".
So what are Department of Education whitelisted competitions? Why are they so attractive and influential to kids? Today, I'm going to introduce you to the Ministry of Education whitelisted competitions in China and how closely they are related to robot programming. I hope that through this blog, I can let more people know about the robot programming competitions in China.
What is the Department of Education Whitelisting Competition?
The Ministry of Education White List Competitions refer to the list of national competitions for primary and secondary school students published by the Ministry of Education every year, which includes four major categories, natural science literacy, humanities, and social science literacy, art literacy, and physical education literacy. These competitions are strictly examined and recognized by the Ministry of Education and have a certain degree of authority and standardization. Participating in these competitions not only improves children's comprehensive quality and professional skills but also enables them to obtain some preferential policies and incentives, such as extra points in the college entrance examination and scholarships.
What are some of the Ministry of Education whitelisted competitions related to robotics programming, artificial intelligence, and information technology?
According to the list of whitelisted competitions published by the Ministry of Education for the 2022-2023 school year, there are the following 13 events related to robotics programming, artificial intelligence, and information technology:
- National Youth Artificial Intelligence Innovation Challenge
- National Primary and Secondary School Information Technology Innovation and Practice Competition
- World Robot Conference Youth Robot Design and Information Literacy Competition
- National Youth Science and Technology Education Achievement Exhibition Competition
- National Youth Drone Competition
- National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Experiment and Work Competition
- Song Qingling Children and Youth Invention Award
- National Olympiad of Informatics for Secondary School Students
- National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition
- National Youth Space Innovation Competition
- Blue Bridge Cup National Software and Information Technology Professionals Competition
- Global Invention Conference China
- National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition -National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Competition for Communication
These tournaments cover different age groups, difficulty levels, programming languages, and robot platforms, both graphical and textual programming, virtual and physical robots, single competitions, and comprehensive competitions. These tournaments not only allow children to experience the fun and challenges of robot programming but also expose them to the most cutting-edge technological knowledge and application scenarios, stimulating their innovative thinking and spirit of exploration.
How does participating in the Department of Education's whitelisting competition help kids?
Participating in the Ministry of Education's White List competition has several benefits for children:
- Cultivate children's interest and literacy in science and technology. Robotics programming is a very comprehensive discipline that involves knowledge and skills in many fields such as maths, physics, electronics, and computers. By participating in competitions related to robot programming, children can learn this knowledge and skills, improve their scientific and technological literacy and logical thinking ability, as well as cultivate their interest in and love for science and technology, laying a solid foundation for their future learning and development.
- Cultivate children's innovative spirit and practical ability. Robot programming-related competitions require children to design and write their own programs to control robots to complete various tasks according to different topics and requirements. These tasks range from basic actions and functions to complex scenarios and problems. Children need to use their imagination and creativity to solve various problems and challenges, showing their innovative and practical abilities.
- Cultivate children's teamwork and communication skills. Many competitions related to robot programming are team competitions, where each team consists of several students working together to complete a project or a task. In this process, children need to collaborate with each other, divide the work, learn from each other, help each other, improve their teamwork and communication skills, and also make some like-minded friends to expand their social circle.
Well, that's all about the China Ministry of Education Whitelist Competition. In the next blog, we will introduce you what are the Ministry of Education whitelisting tournaments that ELECFREAKS has supported in the past three years, so stay tuned!