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Cuperman, Dan; Verner, Igor M. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2013
This paper considers an approach to studying issues in technology and science, which integrates design and inquiry activities towards creating and exploring technological models of scientific phenomena. We implemented this approach in a context where the learner inquires into a biological phenomenon and develops its representation in the form of a…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Robotics, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers
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Korchnoy, Evgeny; Verner, Igor M. – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2010
Growing popularity of robotics education motivates developing its didactics and studying it in teacher training programs. This paper presents a study conducted in the Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion, in which university students and school pupils cope with robotics challenges of designing, building and operating…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Robotics, Student Characteristics, Science Education
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Verner, Igor M.; Ahlgren, David J. – Journal on Educational Resources in Computing, 2004
By designing, building, and operating autonomous robots students learn key engineering subjects and develop systems-thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. Such events as the Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) offer rich opportunities for students to apply their skills by requiring design, and implementation of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Robotics, High School Students
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Verner, Igor M. – International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, 2004
This article considers the use of a learning environment, RoboCell, where manipulations of objects are performed by robot operations specified through the learner's application of mathematical and spatial reasoning. A curriculum is proposed relating to robot kinematics and point-to-point motion, rotation of objects, and robotic assembly of spatial…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, Visualization, Teaching Methods
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Verner, Igor M.; Hershko, Eyal – Journal of Technology Education, 2003
A study of 46 Israeli high school students' graduation projects involving robot design focused on engineering knowledge and skills needed, learning through reflective practice, and individual assessment of learning. Analysis of teacher logbooks and student portfolios indicated that all students completed projects, were motivated, devoted extra…
Descriptors: Design, Foreign Countries, Graduation Requirements, Robotics