2013 年 31 巻 2 号 p. 169-174
This paper proposes a new educational approach that motivates children to learn about robot technology effectively with subjects of the rescue robot. The proposed method aims to give sustainable and intrinsic motivation to learners based on a spiraling a cycle for creative thinking. The creative thinking skill is regarded as an important factor in the elementally stage of robotics education. The skill can be developed effectively by spiraling a cycle of Imagine, Create, Play, Share, Reflect, and back to Imagine. On the other hand, development methods for sustainable and intrinsic motivation are also addressed as an important challenge in elementally education in robotics. Such sustainable and intrinsic motivation also needs a sense of learning purpose as an important factor. This paper reports the effectiveness of the activities applying the challenging card and the robotics quiz. In the proposed activity, the results of questions for robotics imply that the activity can create a sense of learning purpose in robotics education effectively, by reflecting and sharing social roles and component technologies of robots. The results also imply that the activity has possibilities sustainable motivation. Therefore, the proposed educational activity can be an effective tool to develop sustainable creative thinking in the elementary robotics education.