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Crowder, R. M.; Zauner, K.-P. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
The design of any robotic system requires input from engineers from a variety of technical fields. This paper describes a project-based module, "Biologically-Inspired Robotics," that is offered to Electronics and Computer Science students at the University of Southampton, U.K. The overall objective of the module is for student groups to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education, Biology
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Cielniak, G.; Bellotto, N.; Duckett, T. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
This paper describes the integration of robotics education into an undergraduate Computer Science curriculum. The proposed approach delivers mobile robotics as well as covering the closely related field of Computer Vision and is directly linked to the research conducted at the authors' institution. The paper describes the most relevant details of…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Science Education, College Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum
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Loughran, Melissa – Primary Science, 2017
The challenge schools face when creating a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program is how to incorporate the "E" into the curriculum. The author's school was meeting the National (U. K.) Curriculum Science, Technology and Maths learning objectives, so how could they justify adding another subject into the mix…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
Atkinson, Robert D.; Mayo, Merrilea – Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 2010
Is the United States getting it wrong when it comes to educating tomorrow's innovators in critical fields? It has been known for years that the only way to compete globally in information technology, engineering, nanotechnology, robotics and other fields is to give students the best educational opportunities possible. But do individuals have a…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, STEM Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Progress
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Baruch, John; Machell, James; Norris, Kath – Primary Science Review, 2005
"Where does the Sun go at night?" or "Why don't the Australians fall off?" are typical of the innocent questions that children ask. A new "Earth and Beyond" primary science learning programme from the University of Bradford is piloting some exciting ways to engage children with these questions and providing…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, Science Instruction, Children
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Beare, Richard; Bowdley, David; Newsam, Andrew; Roche, Paul – Physics Education, 2003
There is still nothing to beat the excitement and fulfilment that you can get from observing celestial bodies on a clear dark night, in a remote location away from the seemingly ever increasing light pollution from cities. However, it is also the specific requirements for good observing that can sometimes prevent teachers from offering this…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Laboratory Equipment, Science Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Beare, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
The Faulkes Telescope Project and its educational aims are briefly summarised. Research to evaluate its impact in inspiring excitement and interest among students is described. The Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii was used to provide images for assessed coursework based on two of the Faulkes "education/research" projects on galaxies.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Investigations, Science Interests, Science Activities
Sharon, Dan; And Others – Programmed Learning and Educational Technology, 1987
Presents an overview of a course on robotics and automation developed by the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) to be offered through an open learning environment in the United Kingdom. Highlights include hardware and software requirements, an educational model, design principles, and future developments. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Course Descriptions, Developed Nations, Electromechanical Technology
Illi, M.; And Others – 1985
This collection includes five papers assessing current and projected developments in the field of robotics and the implications of these developments for vocational-technical education. The first paper, "New Applications for Industrial Robots--Perspectives for the Next Five Years" (M. Illi) compares advances in robotics in Japan and the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Electromechanical Technology, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
Kedney, Bob, Ed.; Parkes, David, Ed. – 1985
These eight case studies illustrate the capacity of United Kingdom Colleges of Further Education to respond effectively to training needs of local industry and commerce. Case 1 demonstrates shifts across a range of local authority colleges towards provision in the new information technologies and the service industries. Case 2 illustrates a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dislocated Workers, Distributive Education, Educational Needs
Mansell, Jack; And Others – 1988
National competitiveness depends in large part on the practical application of technologies. Educational planners must, therefore, identify key (newly emerging) topics in science and engineering that are likely to have a major evolutionary effect on industry and incorporate these areas into existing vocational and technical curricula. Because…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Emerging Occupations, Foreign Countries
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Seeley, Claire – Primary Science, 2016
Not only is there a shortage of people pursuing STEM-related careers today, but few people are looking to acquire STEM jobs in the future. This places a huge responsibility on primary educators, not simply to foster a love of science from an early age, but also to encourage longer-term aspirations among children. Researchers have discovered that a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Careers, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Wilkinson, Clare; Dawson, Emily; Bultitude, Karen – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2012
A wide range of work has reported on the outcomes of public engagement activities and the views expressed by public participants towards specific areas of science and technology. Such work has rarely gone on to explore with public participants their attitudes to the engagement experienced itself, often focusing instead on more practical or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Semi Structured Interviews, Motivation
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Mather, Richard – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
A mixed-methods approach is evaluated for exploring collaborative behaviour, acceptance and progress surrounding an interactive technology for learning computer programming. A review of literature reveals a compelling case for using mixed-methods approaches when evaluating technology-enhanced-learning environments. Here, ethnographic approaches…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Programming, Cooperative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Scott, Michael James; Counsell, Steve; Lauria, Stanislao; Swift, Stephen; Tucker, Allan; Shepperd, Martin; Ghinea, Gheorghita – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2015
Computer programming is notoriously difficult to learn. To this end, regular practice in the form of application and reflection is an important enabler of student learning. However, educators often find that first-year B.Sc. students do not readily engage in such activities. Providing each student with a programmable robot, however, could be used…
Descriptors: Robotics, Introductory Courses, Programming, Educational Practices
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