An Analysis on Teacher Awareness and the Status of Robot Based Instruction : Focusing on the School Curriculum

로봇활용수업에 대한 교사의 인식과 실태 분석 - 학교교육과정을 중심으로 -

  • Received : 2015.02.02
  • Accepted : 2015.04.07
  • Published : 2015.05.29

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide teacher awareness and the status of robot based instruction(RBI) by focusing on the school curriculum. To gather that information, we conducted a questionnaire survey composed of six items to 116 teachers who have had experiences on RBI. The questions are about the fit school year for RBI, the fit subjects for it, the possibility of applying it to regular subject, the fit students' learning levels for it, the fit learning styles for it and effective methods to apply it to regular subject teachers. The result is as follows: (1) RBI is suitable for fifth and sixth grade in elementary school and all grades in high school. (2) It is suitable for all regular subjects in all schools. (3) It is more effective for the students who have average learning level. (4) It fits into introverted students more than the other style of learners. (5) It is likely to be more effective in supporting of learning and understanding of the contents than merely assisting the teachers' instruction. (6) The teachers showed positive awareness on applying RBI to subject of creative activities. The results are significant in relation to the following two views. First, we can get the positive possibility in applying school curriculum using RBI. Second we can foresee that RBI will provide an innovative paradigm to school curriculum. In addition, the results of this paper can be used as preliminary information for developing models and programs on RBI.

Keywords

Robot Based Instruction;Teacher Awareness;School Curriculum;Media Effectiveness

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 원광대학교