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Can robotics change students’ beliefs and interest toward STEM?

Stephen H. Whitehead (2010) Relationship of Robotic Implementation On Changes In Middle School Students’ Beliefs and Interest Toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, A Dissertation Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies and Research in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

This quantitative study evaluates the impact of using robotics as a content organizer to teach a mathematic concept between math and technology education classes in a middle school of the students beliefs and interests toward STEM concepts. The analysis was based upon pre and post belief and interest survey responses by the participating middle school students. Ten schools from Pennsylvania participated in the study over the spring semester of school in 2010.

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