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The Effects of Robot Programming on Pre-Service Computer Science Teacher Training
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, , Department of Computer Science Education, Korea National University of Education, Korea (South)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The revised K-12 CS curriculum in Korea emphasises cultivating students' problem solving abilities through algorithms and programming education. However, programming is hard to learn for students. Many teachers have difficulties in teaching it and stimulating students' motivation. We implemented a programming class using LEGO Mindstorms robot to induce intrinsic motivation and to reduce cognitive load for learners in the programming education. We found that robot programming experiences were helpful in enhancing pre-service computer science teachers' flow levels. Moreover, we identified gender differences in the learning styles with the robot.

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Lee, E. & Lee, Y. (2008). The Effects of Robot Programming on Pre-Service Computer Science Teacher Training. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3826-3831). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 22, 2019 from .

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