Towards a Comprehensive Conceptual Framework for Robotics Education
Abstract: Students are learning robotics as part of engineering qualifications at institutes of higher education. At the same time, learners are learning robotics as part of the school curriculum or as an extramural school activity. Although the focus of robotics education is the development of engineering skills (required to build robots), and programming skills at all levels (required to program robots), the development and refinement of 21st century skills (including, problem solving, teamwork, collaboration, innovation, critical thinking, imagination, creativity) is also identified. This paper discusses and presents the aspects of robotics education that should be included in a comprehensive conceptual framework for the effective robotics education.