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Effects of Using Model Robots in the Education of Programming

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Author(s): Attila PÁSZTOR | Róbert PAP-SZIGETI | Erika LAKATOS TÖRÖK

Journal: Informatics in Education
ISSN 1648-5831

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 133;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Education of programming | Innovative devices | Constructivist method | Measuring of effects

ABSTRACT
In this article we try to show how new devices and methods can help in the educationof programming. At Kecskemét College programmable mobile robots and instead of behavioral,the constructivist pedagogical methods were used. Our experiments have proved our hypothesisas the improved new methodical education using devices can give more practical programmingknowledge, increases the attitude towards programming and helps to have positive programmingself-image. The results of the experimental and control groups were compared at the beginning andat the end of semester, when the programming knowledge and motives were measured. During thelearning process only the experimental groups used devices and new methods.
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