The Integration of Robotics in Science Education: a catalyst for enhanced performance among Nigerian Biology students.
This paper proposes the integration of robotics into science education. Students encountered today are being prepared for next decades. The scope of knowledge should be unlimited. Inculcation of robotic modeling to the study of biological concepts as part of student’s activities should be of great concern to curriculum planners. It requires the exploration of biological concept, design, and construction of its robotic model. Involving students in this process helps to develop mental representation; better understanding which enhances learning outcomes. Already, some organizations have keyed into this technology. However, current effort gears towards students’ preparation for international robotic tournaments. Other opportunities offered by this technology were unexplored. The paper highlighted the steps for developing robotic model, prototype models, and the benefits of inculcating robotic modeling into teaching and learning.
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