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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
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Articles

Introducing robotics education to the classroom

Ian Maud
St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School, Victoria; Chairman, RoboCup Junior Australia

Robotics lends itself to the applied, real-life problems found in project-based tasks. It allows self-directed, challenge-based learning rather than simply absorbing and regurgitating facts. Many traditional topics can be taught by 'stealth' using robotics. There are no winners or losers in this type of learning: all groups have the opportunity to improve their designs and knowledge, and students will come to appreciate there is no single 'right' solution to many problems.

Key Learning Areas

Technology

Subject Headings

Inquiry based learning
Group work in education
Science teaching
Technology teaching
Technology