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Pages: 6477-6483
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0529

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

LEGO ROBOTIC BUILDING KIT AS A MEANS OF INFLUENCING THE STRUCTURE OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS

J. Baťko

University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
The robotic building kits are recently becoming more and more popular in the Czech Republic as a tool of education in elementary schools. They are not only used directly in classrooms, but also have their place in leisure and free time activities. With the help of these kits the pupils acquire the basics of algorithms to solve simple and more complex tasks while learning the basics of programing.

At the time of transitioning to the upper primary school the way of thinking among the pupils changes significantly. Sometimes this time period is referred to as the formal operations stage. The creative thinking develops and the pupils can understand concepts more easily. Also, at this time, strategic thinking is developing.

Our objective was to determine whether robotic kits may have an impact on the development of abstract thinking among the elementary school pupils. In our research we tested the cognitive skills of pupils that used robotic kits in classrooms actively. We closely focused on a group of students that have never used the kit beforehand. Testing was carried out in cooperation with the teachers on selected schools and with the acquired results it should be possible to verify whether the robotic kits positively affect the abstract thinking of the pupils. This verification is based on the results of the testing that was carried out in collaboration with the teachers at selected primary schools.
@InProceedings{BATKO2016LEG,
author = {Baťko, J.},
title = {LEGO ROBOTIC BUILDING KIT AS A MEANS OF INFLUENCING THE STRUCTURE OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.0529},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.0529},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {6477-6483}}
TY - CONF
AU - J. Baťko
TI - LEGO ROBOTIC BUILDING KIT AS A MEANS OF INFLUENCING THE STRUCTURE OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS
SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.0529
PY - 2016
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2016
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2016 Proceedings
SP - 6477
EP - 6483
ER -
J. Baťko (2016) LEGO ROBOTIC BUILDING KIT AS A MEANS OF INFLUENCING THE STRUCTURE OF COGNITIVE ABILITIES AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 6477-6483.
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