Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about STEM


January 30, 2018

Using Robotics to Teach Computational Thinking Practices

By Krishna Pandravada

Robin Shoop
  • Director
The process of figuring out the best way to connect what students already know and what you want them to learn is a difficult problem. Over the years of teaching Robotics to educators, we have learned that using the principles found in Model Eliciting Activities (MEAs) helps to develop the model that leads students to engage with the desired learning content. The process of developing the solution to this problem leans heavily upon students employing CT practices like decomposition – breaking problems into sub-problems – and developing algorithmic solutions that are generalizable. To learn how to integrate CTP into your class click here.