Learning with FIRST LEGO League

Chalmers, Christina (2013) Learning with FIRST LEGO League. In Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference. (25-29 March, 2013)., Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 5118-5124.

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Abstract

Robotics is a valuable tool for engaging students in the hands-on application of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League (FLL) can increase students’ interest in the STEM subjects and can foster their problem solving and teamwork skills. This paper reports on a study investigating students’ perceptions on the influence of participating in a FLL competition on their learning. The students completed questionnaires regarding their perceptions of their learning during the FLL challenge and were also interviewed to gain a deeper understanding of their questionnaire responses. The results show that the students were engaged with the FLL challenge and held positive views regarding their experience. The results also suggest that students involved with the FLL challenge improved their learning about real-world applications, problem solving, engagement, communication, and the application of the technology/engineering cycle.

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ID Code: 59772
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Robotics, FIRST LEGO League, Learning
ISBN: 978-1-939797-02-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 (please consult the author).
Deposited On: 09 May 2013 06:51
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 12:34

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