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A Study on The Effect of Science Learning Motivation Using Robot in Elementary School

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2014, 19(6), pp.139-149
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science

Jung Ho Park 1

1도이초등학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Much research has been conducted in educational robot, a new instructional technology, for K–12 education. Several studies have shown that educational robot provides effective learningopportunities for students in both content areas of STEM(science, technology, engineering, andmathematics) and critical academic skills, such as collaboration, problem solving andcommunication skills. However, most studies to date on applications of educational robots havebeen conducted outside the formal education setting. This study analyzed the influence of usingrobots in an elementary school science class in Korea with regard to science learning motivation. Atotal of 121 students in fourth and fifth grades participated in the study. The experimental group was taught using robots in the science class, while the control group was taught using traditionalmethods. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was conducted to compare the between-groupdifferences in learning motivation before and after the experiment; an interview was alsoconducted for the experimental group. The study results showed a significant improvement (p<.05)in both learning motivation in the experimental compared with the control group. There was alsopositive response to learning with a robot. This study will play an important role in research onthe use of educational robot in formal education in the future.

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