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Central Queensland University, invited Lecture

I was recently invited by CQUni to give a guest lecture.  I spoke for about 45 minutes on the topic "Don't Teach Robotics, use Robotics to Teach".  The main crux of the talk was that in education, we generally want to teach problem solving, computational thinking etc.  The robots are just a really good platform in which to teach those concepts.  

This follows along from my recent article - Don't Teach robotics, use robotics to teach

I talk quite a bit about the Australian Technologies Curriculum as well as how robotics can be used to meet that curriculum.  We had a few audio issues at the start, but they are fixed by the 4 minute mark.
The talk was live streamed out to half a dozen or more CQUni campuses around Australia.

I'd love to hear your thoughts!


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Reader Comments (3)

Thanks Damien for a great presentation!

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeb friel

Dear Sir

Very well said that.."we shall not focus on teaching robotics instead we shall make use of Robotics as an platform for teaching"

May 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAinesh

Muito interessante essa visão, se for implantada nas instituições dentro desse preceito os ensino nessa área serão mais eficazes.

May 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLeandro Dias

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