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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(11): 275-280 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V9.974

The Curriculum Integration of a course of 'Introduction to Programming Logic' with a Serious Game -Colobot

José R. M. Alves and Patrick Letouze
Abstract—Programming logic is a knowledge and skill that find applications in daily lives, since nowadays most products, processes and systems are intrinsically technological. Therefore, it is reasonable to argue in favour of teaching it to all students, especially high school students. An engaging medium to accomplish that would be the use of a serious game to facilitate the teaching of programming logic. It is desirable that the learning process happens in a structured way respecting the traditional approach to teaching programming logic, which should avoid the resistance of instructors. If it is taken into consideration that, the Curriculum Integration is a success factor for educational games acceptance by teachers and its subsequent adoption in class, then it provides the desired structured way to teach programming logic with a serious game. Hence, this work presents a Curriculum integration of the serious game Colobot Gold Edition with the discipline of „Introduction to Programming Logic‟ for the level of technician. This is obtained through the combination of the Interdisciplinary Research Project Management strategy with the Input-Process-Output model, keeping focus on Curriculum integration. The developed curriculum integrated missions provide an alternative for educating all high school students in programming logic with an engaging game, besides that a translation to Portuguese of Colobot was produced allowing Portuguese speaking students to use their native language to learn programming logic in a “fun” way.

Index Terms—Serious games, programming logic, Colobot, education.

J. R. M. Alves is with the Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil (e-mail: jrma@uft.edu.br).
P. Letouze is with the Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil (e-mail: letouze@uft.edu.br).

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Cite: José R. M. Alves and Patrick Letouze, "The Curriculum Integration of a course of 'Introduction to Programming Logic' with a Serious Game -Colobot," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 11, pp. , 2018.

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