Generating transferable skills in STEM through educational robotics

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This chapter aims to present guidelines, suggestions, and ideas for designing educational robotics programs, which help participants generate skills useful in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as in other career paths. A list of skills areas is presented, categorized either as highly STEM-relevant or more universal, and each skills area is discussed in the context of the content and delivery methods of robotics programs. Examples are provided from several existing curricula to demonstrate how robotics can be leveraged for generating these useful skills. A set of suggestions is then presented for guiding future robotics curriculum development, in formal or informal settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationK-12 Education
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645035
ISBN (Print)1466645024, 9781466645028
Publication statusPublished - Sep 30 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Cite this

Nelson, C. A. (2013). Generating transferable skills in STEM through educational robotics. In K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 433-444). IGI Global.