Course: Fundamentals of robotics in education

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Course title Fundamentals of robotics in education
Course code KIN/ZRV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vaníček Jiří, doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
Course content
- introduction into Lego Mindstorms environment, creation of first robot - programming in Lego Mindstorms environment - programming technics: motion of robot, processing inputs from sensors, reaction to different inputs - programmings technics: work with variables, parallel processes - interdisciplinare projects - design, construction and programming of own robotic model - robotics in education, examples of school activities with Lego Mindstorms

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work activities (workshops)
Learning outcomes
Students will familiarize with robotic toys LEGO Mindstorms as educational tools. They will solve projects requiring sophisticated construction and programming using NXT brick. A discussion of possible application in education is a part of the curricula. Students will design projects for interdisciplinar activities.
Student is able to create and program a robot using robotical construction set; is able to work project way in a team; is able to create concrete setings of own project according to generally posed settings; understands the problematics of using robotic toys into education from pedagogical point of view
Prerequisites
KIN/ITT

Assessment methods and criteria
Student portfolio analysis

creative work in a team, creation of a project: - a computer-controlled robot, - inclusive project documentation (methodical instruction, photo and video documentation)
Recommended literature
  • http: www.dcpmicro.com.
  • http: www.eduxe.cz.
  • http: www.lego.com/education.
  • http: www.MINDSTORMSeducation.com.
  • http://mindstorms.lego.com/nxtlog/ProjectList.aspx - projekty a náměty na robotů z celého světa.
  • http://www.legoengineering.com/.
  • http://www.lgfl.net/lgfl/accounts/projects/dacta/homepage/page/ - case-studies anglických škol používajících NXT sadu.
  • CVIK, P. :. RoboLab - mikropočítače v škole. Sborník Infovek 2001, Stará Turá, 2001.
  • CVIK, P.:. K možnostiam RoboLabu. DidInfo 2002, KIFPV UMB Banská Bystrica.
  • CYR, M. N.:. RoboLab Getting Started 1, 2. LEGO 1999.
  • WALBERG, H. J., HAERTEL, G. D.:. The International Encyclopedia of Educational Evaluation. Pergamon Press 1990.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in information technology (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in information technology (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter