Web based robotics program for teaching creativity

Chen, Y and Faulkner, G 2013, 'Web based robotics program for teaching creativity', in Hepu Deng and Craig Standing (ed.) ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December, 2013, pp. 1-8.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Web based robotics program for teaching creativity
Author(s) Chen, Y
Faulkner, G
Year 2013
Conference name 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December, 2013
Proceedings title ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Hepu Deng and Craig Standing
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 8
Abstract Creative thinking is one of the critical professional skills in this contemporary 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 DrGraeme.net have also attracted a large international audience
Subjects Other Information and Computing Sciences
Keyword(s) Web based teaching program
creative thinking
inductive teaching and learning
robotics
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