Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Robotics--Study and teaching--Iowa; Science--Study and teaching--Iowa; Engineering--Study and teaching--Iowa; Technical education--Study and teaching--Iowa;
Students learn best when they are engaged and are able to interact with their environment. They can build their own definition of concepts and themes, which are more meaningful because they are related to their own experiences and memories (Kolb, 1984). Simply put it all comes down to constructivism, which means a person builds knowledge and meaning from interactions between their experiences and ideas (the environment they work/play in and the people and objects they interact with). The purpose of this study is to find out how a middle school and high school constructivist robotics curriculum impacts students’ conceptual understanding of electrical circuit concepts.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Science Education Program
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©2016 Mark Nall
Nall, Mark, "Robotics in the classroom: The effectiveness of robotics based curriculum in STEM education" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 88.