Developing and validating a high school version of the robotics motivated strategies for learning questionnaire

Yuan Ten Huang, Eric Zhi Feng Liu, Chun Hung Lin, Pey Yan Liou

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Abstract

Robotics has become a crucial domain in technology education, helping students to improve their abilities in assembly and programming. Despite the considerable research that has gone into the learning performance associated with robotics, little work has been done on the cognitive processes involved in learning this subject. The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument (based on the theoretical framework of MSLQ), with which to evaluate the motivation of high school students to learn robotics and the strategies they employ. Fifty participants in the open category competition of the World Robot Olympiad 2010 completed the self-reported questionnaire (RMSLQ-HS). Thirteen factors and fifty one items were extracted using exploratory factor analysis. Implications for the educational application of robotics and research suggestions related to RMSLQ are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-34
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Educational technologies
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Robotics motivated strategies learning questionnaire (RMSLQ)
  • Scale validation
  • World robot olympiad

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