Legorobotar i skolan Elevers uppfattningar av lärandeobjekt och problemlösningsstrategier

Detta är en avhandling från Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

Sammanfattning: This study concerns pupils’ experiences of learning and working with programmable robotics at school. Consequently, the study refers to the use of computers at school and can therefore be placed in the research area of computer aided learning.The aim is to analyze and describe pupils’ different experiences of what they learn by means of working with programmable robotics at school and how they experience that they work and solve problems by means of programming and constructing robotics. The first question concerns the experienced object of learning and the second question is about the experienced problem solving strategies.The theoretical framework and method is in the area of phenomenology of the life-world and phenomenography. The pupils who have been interviewed in the study have all been working with a programmable Lego material and the result is the qualitatively different categories of pupils’ experiences of objects of learning and problem solving strategies in relation to this material. Many experiences focus on social aspects of this work, which means that the technological material itself is not the evident object of learning in the pupils’ experiences. Also the experiences related to the problem solving strategies often focus on a social dimension.The findings should be seen as a contribution to the discussion about understanding pupils’ different ways of experiencing their work and learning in technological surroundings and thereby facilitate the creation of an educational environment where pupils can be met at their level and where teachers can create possibilities for holistic learning. This understanding can contribute to evolve the didactics about computers and technology education.