Designing a Robot’s Brain: An In-Class Learning Task

  • Susan Kerwin-Boudreau Champlain College


In this article I discuss a learning task adapted for the college classroom in which students learn about the parts and functions of the brain by designing a robot’s brain. This task is based on a four-phase model (engage, inform, practice, and feedback) of instructional design outlined by McAlpine (2004). I describe the four phases in relation to this learning task and provide samples of student feedback. I conclude with a discussion of how this model maximizes student learning.

How to Cite
KERWIN-BOUDREAU, Susan. Designing a Robot’s Brain: An In-Class Learning Task. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 141-148, may 2011. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2018.