Read title….I am Karina Liles and this is an article critique
This study examines two research questions. Read the questions….
Look at paperWhile many who have adopted robotics in the classroom in previous years, had great outcomes….there is a lack of quantitative evidence on how robotics can increase acheivement in students.
Kolb’s Experimental Learning Theory was the Thoeretical framework of the study. …deeply rooted with constructism theory that states
Robotics as Means to Increase Achievement Scores in an Informal Learning Environment<br />Bradley S. Barker and John Ansorge<br />University of Nebraska-Lincoln<br />Ansorge, J. & Barker, B. (2007). University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Robotics as Means to Increase Achievement Scores in an Informal Learning Environment from http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/content/educators/research/files/Robotics%20As%20Means%20To%20Increase%20Achievement%20Score.pdf<br />Karina Liles | May 18, 2011 | EDET780 | Critique #1<br />
Research Question<br />What is the impact of the robotics instruction in promoting student learning in science, engineering, and technology (SET) for youth ages nine to eleven in an afterschool program?<br />What is the validity and reliability of the assessment instrument developed for this study?<br />
Background<br />Robotics = Student Achievement<br />The United States’ economy is highly dependent on advanced technology.<br />
Kolb’s Experimental Learning Theory<br />Experience<br />Do the activity<br />Share<br />Reactions and observations in a social context<br />Process<br />Analyze and reflect upon what happened<br />Generalize<br />Discover what was learned and connect to life<br />Apply<br />What was learned to a similar or different situation<br />From the constructivism viewpoint, learning is an active, contextualized process of constructing knowledge rather than acquiring it.<br />
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~Confucius <br />
Instrument Validation<br />The assessment instrument was the pre and posttest given to the students participating in the study<br />Two robotics experts validated the questions used in the instrument. <br />The Cronbach’s alpha results and the KR20 score both indicated that the instrument was reliable.<br />