Exploring the Curriculum Benefits of Advanced Microprocessor Programming and Robotics in Primary School.

posted 31 Aug 2011, 03:02 by Jason Zagami
Saturday, 29 November 2008

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

This 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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