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

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Title Exploring the Curriculum Benefits of Advanced Microprocessor Programming and Robotics in Primary School
Author Finger, Glenn; Zagami, Jason Anthony; Scott, Anastasia
Publication Title Exploring Technology Education: Solutions to issues in a globalised world. Volume one
Editor Howard Middleton & Margarita Pavlova
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Griffith University
Publisher Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Abstract 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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/technology-education-research-conference
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2008. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 978-1-921291-54-8
Conference name 5th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research
Location Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise
Date From 2008-11-27
Date To 2008-11-29
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22672
Date Accessioned 2009-02-19
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Educational Technology and Computing
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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