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TitleAn early start in robotics: K-12 case-study
Author(s)Soares, Filomena
Leão, Celina Pinto
Santos, S.
Ribeiro, António Fernando
Lopes, Gil
Issue date2011
PublisherInternational Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (IJEP)
Abstract(s)This paper describes a study carried out with K-12 students. This study is focused on understanding the motivation of these students on the use of robots in the Project Area curricular unit and to understand whether they want to continue their studies in technology areas. K-12 students participated in the RoboParty® event, where the main task is to assemble and program a robot. In other words, the students, in a simple and entertaining way and guided by qualified tutors, learned how to build a robot. At the end of the academic year, a questionnaire was applied to identify and evaluate the K-12 students' opinions regarding the experience. The students’ reaction to this experience as well to the direct contact with the university environment was quite positive.
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