Turner, S. J. and Hill, G. (2006) The inclusion of robots within the teaching of problem solving - preliminary results. In: Steede, H. (ed.) 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.
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.