(Here's a nice little piece that describes well the convergence of 21st Century Skills Learning and Character Learning that I feel is typical of what students get from their experiences with robotics teams... re-blogged from ISTE Connects Blog)
"Life lessons learned from robots"
"The team was feeling even more discouraged after arriving at the competition and seeing how well the other teams were doing.
The most valuable lesson my students learned was how to work through frustration and discouragement and celebrate each success along the way. Now they can't wait to start it again next year."