Robotics within the Teaching of Problem-Solving

Robotics within the teaching of Problem-Solving

Volume/Issue:  Vol 7, Issue 1

Date:Sunday, 1 June, 2008

Journal Name: ITALICS


Scott Turner
Gary Hill

This paper considers the experiences of teaching on a module where problem-solving is taught first, then programming. The main tools for the problem-solving part, alongside two problem-solving approaches, are tasks using Mindstorm (LEGO, Denmark) robot kits. This is being done as a foundation step before the syntax of a language (Java) is taught to enable a Graphical User Interface (GUI) emulation of a previous robot problem. Results of student evaluation and feedback will be presented and the use of two simulators will be considered.

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