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Children, robotics, and education

Johnson, Jeffrey (2003). Children, robotics, and education. Artificial Life and Robotics, 7(1-2) pp. 16–21.

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Popular interest in robotics has increased astonishingly in the past few years. Robotics is seen by many as offering major new benefits in education at all levels. Before rushing to exploit this popularity, educators should ask serious questions about the universality and longevity of the robotics phenomenon. Is it a fashion? To be useful, the energy released by robotics must be sustained and universal, and the means of exploiting it must be systematic. Universities define their own robotics curriculum, but most schools lack both the resources and freedom to so this, and must work with a national curriculum. If it can be shown that robotics has sustained potential in education, it seems inevitable that new ways need to found to integrate it into the curriculum.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 ISAROB
ISSN: 1614-7456
Keywords: children; robotics; education; edutainment; RoboCupJunior; RoboFesta
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 5081
Depositing User: Jeffrey Johnson
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:57
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