ERIC Number: EJ1066046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Low-Cost Educational Robotics Applied to Physics Teaching in Brazil
Souza, Marcos A. M.; Duarte, José R. R.
Physics Education, v50 n4 p482-488 Jul 2015
In this paper, we propose some of the strategies and methodologies for teaching high-school physics topics through an educational robotics show. This exhibition was part of a set of actions promoted by a Brazilian government program of incentive for teaching activities, whose primary focus is the training of teachers, the improvement of teaching in public schools, the dissemination of science, and the formation of new scientists and researchers. By means of workshops, banners and the prototyping of robotics, we were able to create a connection between the study areas and their surroundings, making learning meaningful and accessible for the students involved and contributing to their cognitive development.
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Physics, Science Instruction, High Schools, Robotics, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Exhibits, Workshops, Faculty Development, Hands on Science, Learner Engagement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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