Title: Recommendations of robotics platforms for secondary school education

Authors: Stuart Forsyth

Addresses: Al Dhafrah 2, The Greens, Dubai, UAE

Abstract: Over the past decade, robotics has become more commonly taught in secondary (high) schools. However, research shows that teachers face difficulty in choosing a suitably aligned curriculum, pedagogy and robotics platform. This paper provides recommendations of suitable robotics platforms for teaching three areas of a robotics curriculum: mechatronics, robot programming and robot construction. It also illustrates how pedagogy approaches are aligned to the three strands of the robotics curriculum by reviewing literature related to the robotics curriculum targeting high school students and a technical review of a range of robot brands and models available in the market.

Keywords: educational robotics; secondary school robotics; high school robotics; selecting robotics platforms; robotics curriculum; pedagogy for secondary school robotics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2021.118001

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2021 Vol.13 No.4, pp.410 - 428

Received: 06 Mar 2019
Accepted: 06 Apr 2020

Published online: 07 Oct 2021 *

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