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Programming robots: Students solve problems and think critically

8 November 2012

Programming robots: Students utilise their cognitive, spacial and mathematical skills to solve problems and think critically .

Paul Johnston (Specialised ICT Coordinator ) has continued to work in partnership with Sci-Tech and the School Pathways Program – Defence Industries to conduct a range of robotics workshops at Hamilton High.

Students from Spearwood Primary School, Coogee Primary School and Hamilton Senior High School were provided with the opportunity to engage in an interactive presentation about the characteristics of a robot. The presentation included a range of intriguing videos and engaging questions. Students were then actively engaged by working in pairs to progam a Lego robot, using the robot’s sensors and motors to complete a range of activities.

Students demonstrated excellent team and communication skills to help each other to overcome the challenges involved in the activity. In the process of programming robots students utilse their cognitive, spacial and mathematical skills to solve problems and think critically.

Workshops such as these allow students of different ages, cultural backgrounds and academic abilities to develop their 21st Century Learning Skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Programming robots: Students solve problems and think critically
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