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Web based robotics program for teaching creativity


Chen, Y and Faulkner, G, Web based robotics program for teaching creativity, Proceedings of 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-7. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Creative thinking is one of the critical professional skills in this ontemporary world that requires innovative approaches to problem solutions in response to constant changes. However our current educational system that is geared towards limiting mistakes is reducing students’ chances towards experiments with creative ideas. Educational research has rekindled the value of the kindergarten approach to learning which encourages diversity and creativity through students’ tinkering with learning objects. This paper presents a web-based robotics teaching program that develops learners’ programming and spatial skills and stimulates their creative thinking. It introduces a video-enhanced inductive teaching method in order to reach students of various cognitive capabilities at the primary school level. This program has been running successfully for over 6 years in Tasmania, Australia. The online free resources provided in have also attracted a large international audience.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:web based teaching program, creative thinking, inductive teaching and learning, robotics, creativity
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Primary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chen, Y (Ms Ying Chen)
UTAS Author:Faulkner, G (Dr Graeme Faulkner)
ID Code:88346
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-01-29
Last Modified:2014-12-23

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