Laughter over Dread: Early Collaborative Problem Solving through an Extended Induction using Robots

Zarb, Mark and Scott, Michael ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Laughter over Dread: Early Collaborative Problem Solving through an Extended Induction using Robots. In: ITiCSE 2019, the 24th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, 15th-17th July 2019, Aberdeen.

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Software development companies want new hires with strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. To ensure the development of such skills, they must be embedded throughout the curriculum. However, many students struggle to collaborate with peers and in self-regulated practice during the early stages of their course. Explicit scaffolding can, however, motivate such engagement. This tips and techniques session shows how an ice-breaker using LEGO EV3 robots at two UK institutions enhanced peer interaction and increased self-regulated practice over the first four weeks of 2016-17 and 2017-18.

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ISBN: 978-1-4503-6895-7
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Courses by Department: The Games Academy > Computing for Games
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Depositing User: Michael Scott
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 15:22
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:26


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