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The inclusion of robots within the teaching of problem solving - preliminary results

Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2006) The inclusion of robots within the teaching of problem solving - preliminary results. In: Steede, H. (ed.) Steede, Hazel 7th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Dublin: Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information and Computer Sciences. 0955200539. pp. 241-242.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This poster considers the first six months experience of using Mindstorm (LEGO, Denmark) robot kits to teach problem-solving. Robots were used as necessary foundation studies prior to teaching the syntax of a programming language (Java). Results of students’ response to this approach are presented together with suggestions for future developments of this method.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Problem-solving, robots, student experience
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.27 Study and teaching. Research
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)
Creators: Turner, Scott J and Hill, Gary
Editors: Steede, Hazel
Publisher: Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Information and Computer Sciences
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Computing
Date: 29 August 2006
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 241-242
Title of Book: 7th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
Event Title: 7th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)
Event Dates: 29 - 31 August 2006
Place of Publication: Dublin
Event Location: Trinity College, Dublin
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
ISBN: 0955200539
Status: Published / Disseminated
References: Lawhead PB, Bland CG, Barnes DJ, Duncan ME, Goldweber M, Hollingsworth RG, Schep M, A Road Map for Teaching Introductory Programming Using LEGO Mindstorms Robots (2003) [2] Price BA, Richards M, Petre M, Hirst A and Johnson J, Developing robotics e-teaching for teamwork, Int. J. Cont. Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, Vol. 13 Nos1/2.(2003)
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/4138

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