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ERIC Number: EJ1246995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Educational Robotics: A Review of the Impact on Students' Cognitive Development
Goh, Henry; Ali, Mohamad Bilal; Bin Sukardi, Shukiman; Bin Isdup, Irwan
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v41 2018
Purpose: This study explored the relationship of robotics activity with the development of conceptual understanding skills among secondary school students. Method: Forty-four sixteen-year-old Form 4 (Year 10) students in a fully government-aided school who have access to functioning LEGO-Mindstorms sets during physics lessons participated in the research. This study analyses how students use thinking skills and science process skills to solve robotics challenges. The Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation (FMCE) test was utilized to assess students' understanding of the concept of force and motion. Findings: The descriptive statistics revealed significant gains in mean scores from the pretest to the posttest in the various cluster breakdowns. Cohen's "d" also shows a strong effect size, indicating that the activities are capable of promoting conceptual understanding. Significance: The flexibility of the teaching instructions was able to provide opportunities for students to explore and learn through investigations, leading to an increase in cognitive skills, thus supporting the expansion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and enlarging the pipeline for the future of STEM, particularly in a high-tech world that has become increasingly complicated in the 21st century.
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recs;
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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