Robo@Temasek Primary: An Interdisciplinary Programme and Tripartite Collaboration
Alan Ang, Temasek Primary, The Ministry of Education, Singapore, Singapore
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Recently, there has been a gradual paradigm shift from ICT to an increasing focus on research in Artificial Intelligence (AI), technological creativity and the invention of robots within our global communities. For this research, robotics is a subset of AI which is an interdisciplinary macro-field of study which promotes R&D and technological creativity for a knowledge-based citizenry. This study will not only take its impetus from the theoretical foundations of constructivism and constructionism, authentic experience, learning technologies, digital manipulatives, computer programming, learning through designing and playful learning, but also from the theoretical framework of Actor-Network Theory. Adopting the research paradigm for action research qualitative methodology, teachers teaching various subjects will plan, act, observe and reflect in a pilot study and three subsequent action research cycles over a year. Participant observation, document study of documentary data, field notes and ethnographic focus group interviewing will be employed in this new project.
Ang, A. (2008). Robo@Temasek Primary: An Interdisciplinary Programme and Tripartite Collaboration. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2815-2825). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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