A case analysis of creative spiral instruction model and students' creative problem solving performance in a LEGO® robotics course

Chun Hung Lin, Eric Zhi Feng Liu, Chan Hsin Kou, Marjo Virnes, Erkki Sutinen, Shan Shan Cheng

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Abstract

The creative spiral instruction model was applied into a LEGO ® robotics course in this study. In order to understand the effect of the LEGO robotics course on students' creativities and problem solving performance, students' problem solving process and performance in the course were analyzed. Six undergraduate students participated in this study. The participants were divided into two groups, Group A and Group B, having three members per group. Results showed that during the problem solving process, students in both groups exhibited creativity and acquired knowledge about program design and assembly of LEGO robots. During the problem solving process, three strategies were mainly used by students to solve the problems: 1. Slight adjustment. 2. New elements adding. 3. Problems redefining. After analyzing the creative problem solving process, the result showed richness of data collection being beneficial for understanding the problem solving modes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning by Playing
Subtitle of host publicationGame-based Education System Design and Development - 4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009, Proceedings
Pages501-505
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 9 Aug 200911 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5670 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on E-Learning and Games, Edutainment 2009
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period9/08/0911/08/09

Keywords

  • Creative problem solving
  • Creative spiral instruction model
  • Learning and instruction
  • LEGO robotics

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