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Contemporary Approaches in Education and Communication

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Alejandro J. Gallard and S. Lizette Ramos

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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The Effect of the Lego Mindstrom Eve 3 Based Design Activities on Students’ Attitude towards Cooperative Learninig and Problem Solving Skills (Özgen Korkmaz)

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Özgen Korkmaz

The Effect of the Lego Mindstrom Eve 3 Based Design Activities on Students’ Attitude towards Cooperative Learninig and Problem Solving Skills

Abstract: The robotic systems of Lego comprise of Lego bricks such as a programming language, micro processor or wheels and friction gears with bricks. Moreover, Lego has been developed which has a programming language that can work in cooperation with Lego bricks. Visual programming language based on the Logo symbol has been transformed into Robolab over the years. Having been seen as a boring and tiring activity for a lot of people because of the lack of motivation, teaching methods not appropriate to students and low interaction, programming has been turned to a coherent and funny way since it uses flow diagrams instead of writing text. The aim of the study has been identified as presenting the effect of the Lego Mindstrom Eve 3 based design activities on students’ attitudes towards cooperative learning and problem solving skills. The research is a pretest-posttest with a control group semi-experimental study. The study group of the research consists of 53 students attending the faculty of engineering. The experimental group was administered a teaching method with the Lego Mindstrom Eve 3 based design activities. On the other hand, the control group C++ topics were directly taught via the editor. Research data were collected via the Cooperative Learning Attitude Scale (Kr-20= 0.881) and problem solving inventory. Obtained findings are such: Students have a high-level attitude...

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