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This article reports a study in which 32 early childhood educators participated in an intensive three-day professional development workshop with the goals of: increasing teachers’ knowledge about robotics, engineering and programming, and pedagogies for teaching them in the early childhood classroom. Results show a statistically significant increase in the level of knowledge in all the three areas of technology in general, pedagogy, and robotics content knowledge after participation in the institute.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2014
The goal of this research was to examine the impact of robotics and geospatial technologies instruction on middle school students' learning and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The first intervention was robotics and GPS/GIS full intervention that targeted at youth who spent 40 hours in a summer-camp setting. The second intervention was a 3-hour event modeled on the camp experiences and intended to provide an introduction to these technologies. Results showed that the week-long intervention clearly increased the students' STEM learning. In contrast, the short-term intervention had no impact on student learning but it clearly had an impact on student attitudes.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2011
Much educational software is designed from a specific pedagogical stance. However, there may be a conflict between the designers pedagogical beliefs and the teachers pedagogical beliefs, which may affect the teachers ability or desire to use the educational technology innovation. The goal of this study is to examine teachers reflections on teaching and learning robotics through the discovery learning method.
Updated: Apr. 20, 2009
This paper presents a mixed methods study exploring the impact of a summer robotics camp on middle school students’ physics content knowledge and scientific inquiry skills. It was found that the camp enhanced students’ physics content knowledge but failed to improve their skills in conducting cientific inquiry. Qualitative data provided an explanation of the findings.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008