Impact of STEAM Robotics Laboratories on Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills

Kainat Rana, Sohaib Sultan


STEAM robotics laboratories are frequently used in different schools of private sector in Pakistan to engage student’s effectively in learning and make them higher order thinkers. Higher order thinking skills are thinking logically, critically and reflectively. While computational thinking and problem solving are also higher order thinking skills. The objectives of this research were; to investigate the influence of robotics laboratory on the thinking skills of students; to examine the impact of STEAM robotics laboratory to develop the higher order thinking skills in students. The purpose of research was to find the influence of STEAM robotics laboratories on the student’s higher order thinking skills and importance of robotics in schools at primary level. Cluster sampling technique were used for sampling and clusters were Grade 4, 3 of Nova City School at Wah Cantt. Research was descriptive mixed method research was applied. Questionnaire, work sheet and observations were used as research instrument. Data were collected through personal visits. Results of study revealed that STEAM education system is supporting STEAM robotics laboratories and playing vital role to enhance the higher order thinking of students. Moreover, STEAM robotics laboratories had an effect on student’s higher order thinking. It is recommended that Government should include STEAM robotics as a subject at primary and elementary while public and private sectors should collaborate to develop STEAM robotics laboratories at schools.

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