Icon for: Florence Sullivan


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Microgenetic Learning Analytics

NSF Awards: 1252350

2018 (see original presentation & discussion)

Grades 6-8

This exploratory case study is devoted to examining the development of computational thinking and doing in a one-day, all-girl robotics workshop. The aim of the study is to create knowledge related to how educational robotics can support the development of computational thinking in middle school aged girls. We collected audio and video tape data from six groups of girls (N=17) over the course of the one-day workshop. Here we present one aspect of our case study findings related to one group's development of progressively sophisticated strategies for solving a robotics problem. We demonstrate how, through interaction in the multidimensional problem space of robotics, the group was able to engage in problem decomposition and create a solution to one element of the robotics challenge. This small section of our microgenetic case study provides video and audio evidence of the group's learning process and development of knowledge over the course of the afternoon.

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