Exploring the Curriculum Benefits of Advanced Microprocessor Programming and Robotics in Primary School.
Finger, G., Zagami, J., & Scott, A. (2008, November). Exploring the Curriculum Benefits of Advanced Microprocessor Programming and Robotics in Primary School. Paper presented at the 5th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Researcher, Gold Coast, Australia. Retrieved from http://www98.griffith.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/10072/22672/1/53392_1.pdf
paper provides a summary of research undertaken of a project which
aimed to build professional knowledge and understanding of classroom
teachers to support learning by students in upper primary classes in the
area of microprocessors and robotics through the provision of PikBlok
resources; to communicate and share learnings of project teachers; and,
to generate data to inform Curriculum Branch to ensure that Queensland
is well placed to respond to emerging opportunities in microprocessors
and robotics. The project, implemented by Education Queensland,
Australia, involved nominated teachers and students from 17 schools
located in 3 Education regions. Key findings are reported, as well as
recommendations to inform more widespread introduction of microprocessor
programming and robotics in schools.
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