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Robots in K-12 Education

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Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning explores the theory and practice of educational robotics in the K-12 formal and informal educational settings, providing empirical research supporting the use of robotics for STEM learning. An essential resource for STEM educators, the book explores processes and strategies for developing and implementing robotics-based programs and documents the impact of educational robotics on youth learning by presenting research-based descriptions of robotics technologies and programs, as well as illustrative examples of learning activities, lessons, and assessments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Theoretical and Instructional Perspectives
    1. Chapter 1: Educational Robotics Theories and Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
      4. LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
      5. LEARNING THROUGH EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS IN PRACTICE
      6. THEORIES BEHIND EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
      7. CREATING EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
      8. FROM HERE ON: THE CHALLENGE
    2. Chapter 2: Designing Evaluations for K-12 Robotics Education Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 THE EVALUATION DESIGN PROCESS
      4. 3 OVERVIEW OF EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT METHODS
      5. 4 EVALUATION FOR PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT
      6. 5. ASSESSING PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS
      7. 6 ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN DESIGNING EVALUATIONS
      8. 7 CONCLUSION
      9. NOTE
    3. Chapter 3: Generating Transferable Skills in STEM through Educational Robotics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIRABLE SKILL SETS
      5. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
      6. STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING STEM SKILLS IN FUTURE CURRICULA
      7. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 4: In and out of the School Activities Implementing IBSE and Constructionist Learning Methodologies by Means of Robotics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND EVENTS AND CONCEPTS
      4. EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS
      5. TEACHER’S CENTRAL ROLE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Educational Robotics in K-12 Formal Learning
    1. Chapter 5: Robotics and Problem-Based Learning in STEM Formal Educational Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ROBOTICS AND PROBLEM BASED LEARNING
      3. AN “OPEN-SOURCE” FLEXIBLE ROBOTICS PLATFORM: THE CEENBOT
      4. THE PARTNER SCHOOL DISTRICT’S INTEGRATION OF SPIRIT EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
      5. THE SPIRIT TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTES
      6. SPIRIT TEACHER TRAINING RESULTS TO DATE
      7. THE SPIRIT 2009 AND 2010 SHOWCASE EVENTS
      8. Further SPIRIT Pilot Testing and Field Testing Procedures Plans
      9. THE SPIRIT PLANS TO SCALE UP
    2. Chapter 6: Medical Robotics in K-12 Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MEDIBOTICS
      5. MEDIBOTICS SHOWCASE
      6. TEACHER WORKBOOK: AN EXAMPLE
      7. EVALUATION
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Robots Underwater! Learning Science, Engineering and 21st Century Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. New Frontiers with Submersible Robots
      5. Evaluation
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX: COEFFICIENT TABLES FOR REGRESSION MODELS
    4. Chapter 8: Programming Robots in Kindergarten to Express Identity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT OF STUDY
      4. ETHNOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF ROBOTICS EXPERIENCE
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Educational Robotics in Out-of-School Time
    1. Chapter 9: The Impact of Educational Robotics on Student STEM Learning, Attitudes, and Workplace Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPIRICAL RESEARCH BASE FOR EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
      4. DESCRIPTION OF THE ROBOTICS PROGRAM
      5. CURRENT RESEARCH
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 10: The Mediating Role of Context in an Urban After-School Robotics Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE
      4. BEECH HILL ROBOTICS
      5. METHODS
      6. ANALYSIS USING ACTIVITY SYSTEMS
      7. DESIGN USING ACTIVITY SYSTEMS
    3. Chapter 11: Building Technical Knowledge and Engagement in Robotics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
    4. Chapter 12: STEM Outreach with the Boe-Bot®
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. CONNECTIONS
      7. OUTCOMES AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Developing and Evaluating a Web-Based, Multi-Platform Curriculum for After-School Robotics
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGNING AND EVALUATING icode
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. Chapter 14: Learning Geospatial Concepts as Part of a Non-Formal Education Robotics Experience
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUMMARY
  11. Section 4: Learning through Educational Robotics Competitions
    1. Chapter 15: From Grade School to Grad School
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE STEM PIPELINE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Promoting Diversity and Public School Success in Robotics Competitions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTERVENTIONS THAT PROMOTE DIVERSITY IN FLL®
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 17: Educational Robotics and Broadening Participation in STEM for Underrepresented Student Groups
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INCLUSION CONSIDERATIONS FOR ROBOTICS ACTIVITIES
      5. Strategies and Resources
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Index