Dual roles of educational robotics in management education: Pedagogical means and learning outcomes

Anne L.L. Tang, Vincent Wing Sun Tung, Tiffany O. Cheng

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This conceptual paper explores the pedagogical implications of educational robotics (ER) in management education. Premised on Vygotsky’s social constructivism, this paper conceptualizes ER as a stimulus for serving dual roles, as a pedagogical means and as a learning outcome, by presenting a number of justifications and viable approaches. This paper suggests that ER presents a number of opportunities for facilitating learner-centred, experiential, and collaborative pedagogical approaches to address different learning needs and knowledge levels. Based on a critical analysis of current literature with examples of ER in different fields, ER could be conceptualized as a tool to be integrated into a holistic pedagogical strategy to equip management students with management knowledge and skills, technical competences, and transferable skills for their benefits of learning facilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1271-1283
Number of pages13
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • Educational robotics
  • Higher education
  • Learning outcomes
  • Management education
  • Pedagogy
  • Social constructivism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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