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The Evaluation of Robotics Activities for Facilitating STEM Learning

  • Ronit Ben-Bassat Levy
  • Mordechai Ben-Ari
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 630)

Abstract

We used the theory of planned behavior to predict students’ intentions to choose STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the transition from middle school to high school after participating in robotics activities. We found that students’ attitudes towards STEM were not as high as expected, although most of them expressed an intention to choose future study of STEM. Then we interviewed teachers on their attitudes on the effect of robotics activities on choosing to study STEM, and checked if the activities actually led to an increase in students choosing STEM. We found positive results for both questions.

Keywords

Robotics Theory of planned behavior STEM 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant 912/13).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Science TeachingWeizmann Insitute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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