Responding to the challenges of instrumental orchestration through physical and virtual robotics

Haapasalo, L. and Samuels, P. (2011) Responding to the challenges of instrumental orchestration through physical and virtual robotics. Computers and Education, 57 (2). pp. 1484-1492. ISSN 03601315 (ISSN)

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Abstract

It has been recognised that the general lack of enjoyment of institutional mathematics learning at the secondary level is one of the basic reasons behind the bad reputation of mathematics in society. Increasing students' motivation to learn mathematics through enjoyment and playing, especially in their free time, might therefore be a relevant research focus. This paper considers robot-based investigation spaces for students at the secondary level and the transition from secondary to tertiary level education (or from compulsory to non-compulsory mathematics education) which allow them to explore the facility of real and virtual environments to create behaviours which are both meaningful to them and which naturally motivate a greater use of mathematical language to describe and predict these behaviours more precisely. The value of these environments is assessed from the perspective of the challenges of instrumental orchestration. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer-based, Instrumentalisation, Instrumentation, Robotics, Technology-based, Virtual, Computer-based, Instrumentalisation, Instrumentation, Technology-based, Virtual, Mathematical techniques, Robotics, Students, Virtual reality, Robots
Subjects: X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA25: Education
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Creativities
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2017 14:23
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2017 14:23
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2100

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