;This study conducted two different periods of the action research for Lego Mindstorm learning activities. In order to propose the guidelines of the curriculum design and the scaffolding strategies for Technology domain of 108 Outline, The researcher in this study, also as an robotics instructor, collected some data to realize the Lego makers’ situated knowledge and learning practice via questionnaire, participant observation and the evaluation.
The participants of the study 1 were 168 4th and 5th elementary school Lego makers from Chunli city. The makers involved in accembling, programming and problem solving during the 7 weeks of Lego Mindstorm-NXT courses. On the last day of the robotics learning, they filled out the questionnaire, Computational Thinking Scale of Robotics, which was adapted from the factor structure of Computational Thinking Scale. After EFA process, 4 factors, Robotics design, Robotics learning frustration, Problem solving and modeling, and Robotics collaboration, were extracted in Computational Thinking Scale of Robotics. According to MONOVA, the study found that gender and grouping strategy would have some effect on the robotics computational thinking. The participants of the study 2 were 20 7th junior high school Lego makers of sports expertise from Bade city. According to the curriculum guidances of 108 Outline in Technology domain, the courses of Lego Mindstorm EV3 and the inquiry learning materials were developed as the research tools for the two weeks learning. After the two sessions of the robotics inquiry learning, the makers from each group finished their own Lego designs.
The paper discussed the management of the learning context for Robotics Computational Thinking as a novice maker in Lego robotics learning. Besides, the paper also proposed some suggestion of how to improve peer learning in the group technological collaboration.
The contribution of the paper is focused on developing the learning inventory, Computational Thinking Scale of Robotics, and the curriculum design of Competency Orientation as well as the inquiry materials for the robotics learning accroding to Technology domain of 108 Outline.