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IJIET 2020 Vol.10(8): 627-631 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.8.1435

The Influence of Robots on Students’ Computational Thinking: A Literature Review

Kaiqin Yang, Xin Liu, and Guang Chen

Abstract—With the rapid development of information technology and the further expansion of its social influence, robot technology has gradually matured. In this stage, cultivating students' computing thinking has become an important task to promote the development of information technology talents and an essential direction of information technology education. Robotic is an excellent tool for introducing coding and computational thinking into early childhood education. How to cultivate students' computational thinking and how to use a robot to realize the transformation of learning is very important. Based on this, this paper systematically reviews the influence of robot teaching on students' computational thinking in k-12 education and looks forward to the future development direction of research on computational thinking and optimization of robot education.

Index Terms—Computational thinking, robot education.

Kaiqin Yang, Xin Liu, and Guang Chen are with Beijing Normal University, China (e-mail: 17610249581@163.com, 1063452463@qq.com, guang@drgchen.com).


Cite:Kaiqin Yang, Xin Liu, and Guang Chen, "The Influence of Robots on Students’ Computational Thinking: A Literature Review," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 627-631, 2020.

Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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