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Learning Computer Programming in Context: Developing STEM-integrated Robotics Lesson Module for 5th Grade
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, , , , , , , , , , The University of Georgia, United States ; , Daegu National Univ. of Education, Korea (South)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper introduces a novel STEM-integrated robotics curriculum that aligns with relevant curriculum standards in science and mathematics. Using a scenario-based learning environment, the curriculum engages students in applying the engineering design process, scientific inquiry, mathematical thinking, and computational thinking through robotics. Thus, computer programming is taught in a meaningful context where students must initialize and adapt a program to solve a given problem. This paper presents a theoretical framework for the STEM-integrated robotics curriculum, a process of developing the curriculum, and learning activities organized to promote intended thinking skills.

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Choi, I., Kopcha, T., Mativo, J., Hill, R., Hodge, E., Shin, S., Way, B., McGregor, J., Kim, S., Choi, J. & Bae, Y. (2016). Learning Computer Programming in Context: Developing STEM-integrated Robotics Lesson Module for 5th Grade. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 68-74). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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