Robot dance: edutainment of engaging learning

Chris Martin, Janet Hughes

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    This paper describes an Arduino-based robot workshop (Arduino, 2011) funded by the scottish government that uses robots and open problems to engage a wide range of participants from primary 5 school pupils to undergraduate students. This workshop was developed as an outreach activity which has strong links to active research in the area of teaching and learning of programming. This paper shall describe briefly the structure, aims and objective of the Robot Dance workshop. This is followed by the research questions it seeks to address and a description of the methodology utilised to explore these questions. Result are presented and discussed before purposing future work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventPsychology of Programming Interest Group 23rd Annual Workshop - York, United Kingdom
    Duration: 6 Sept 20118 Sept 2011


    WorkshopPsychology of Programming Interest Group 23rd Annual Workshop
    Abbreviated titlePPIG 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • learning in projects
    • Educational technology
    • Novices


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