Developing Extended Real and Virtual Robotics Enhancement Classes with Years 10-13

Samuels, P. Developing Extended Real and Virtual Robotics Enhancement Classes with Years 10-13. In: Mathematics and Education – Learning, Technology and Assessment: Festschrift in honour of Lenni Haapasalo. WTM-Verlag, Munster, pp. 101-115. ISBN 9783959870054

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Abstract

There is growing evidence of the potential of robotics to enhance learning provided that they are deployed carefully. This paper describes an action research project to develop extended robotics enhancement classes using real and virtual robots. Two styles of class were deployed: student-led project creations and facilitator-led challenges. The pedagogical principles underpinning these classes and their design are discussed. Feedback indicated that the classes were successful and appreciated by the students but they experienced difficulties in incorporating the virtual robotic element. Lessons learnt, including the development of employability skills, the potential impact on students with autism, and the effective use of peer students, are discussed. The possibility of combining the two styles of class together is proposed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Dept. Management, HR and Enterprise
Depositing User: Peter Samuels
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2018 13:37
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 13:37
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6072

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