Early Childhood Educational Robotic System (C-Block): A Design Methodology
Critical thinking is important in developing creative and innovative minds. Project-based learning (PBL) curriculum is introduced for students to allow active participation which involves scientific inquiry and application of mathematics in the context of technological designing or problem-solving. Programmable Tangible Blocks Robotic System for Early Childhood Education (C-Block) is proposed as a tool for children aged 4 to 7 to engage in PBL activity. C-Block is a kit which comprises of instruction blocks, programming mat and a mobile robot. This paper is aimed to describe the design methodology of the C-Block kits. The first prototype of the programming mat was fabricated and the results is discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Robotics and Intelligent Systems (myRIS) Research Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400, Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Publication date: November 1, 2017
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