Robotics and problem-based learning in stem formal educational environments

Nealy Frank Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Neal W Topp, Robert Goeman

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Abstract

Some of the best learning may occur in the context of a problem, whether in life or in the formal educational classroom. This chapter focuses on the use of educational robotics as a rich context for real-life applications and problems that can encourage the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in formal K-12 educational environments. The chapter presents research related to the compatibility of educational robotics with problem-based learning, as well as two years of field test results from a National Science Foundation (NSF) project that is developing, testing, and refining an educational robotics curriculum. This curriculum has a foundation of problem-based learning strategies. The national curriculum effort uses an open-source programmable, robot platform and a Web-based cyber-infrastructure delivery system that provides teachers with a flexible lesson structure, compatible with national standards and engaging students in problem-based learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationK-12 Education
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages463-488
Number of pages26
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781466645035
ISBN (Print)1466645024, 9781466645028
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StatePublished - Sep 30 2013

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Grandgenett, N. F., Ostler, E., Topp, N. W., & Goeman, R. (2013). Robotics and problem-based learning in stem formal educational environments. In K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Vol. 1, pp. 463-488). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4502-8.ch028

Robotics and problem-based learning in stem formal educational environments. / Grandgenett, Nealy Frank; Ostler, Elliott; Topp, Neal W; Goeman, Robert.

K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1 IGI Global, 2013. p. 463-488.

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Grandgenett, NF, Ostler, E, Topp, NW & Goeman, R 2013, Robotics and problem-based learning in stem formal educational environments. in K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. vol. 1, IGI Global, pp. 463-488. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4502-8.ch028
Grandgenett NF, Ostler E, Topp NW, Goeman R. Robotics and problem-based learning in stem formal educational environments. In K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1. IGI Global. 2013. p. 463-488 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4502-8.ch028
Grandgenett, Nealy Frank ; Ostler, Elliott ; Topp, Neal W ; Goeman, Robert. / Robotics and problem-based learning in stem formal educational environments. K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Vol. 1 IGI Global, 2013. pp. 463-488
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