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ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings


High school teams competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition and students of all ages building Lego robots have become increasingly common in K-12 education. Although robotics can be an excellent means to introduce technology and engineering design into the classroom, the scope of artificial intelligence (AI) is much greater. To help students learn about these topics in a meaningful way and to see how they fit together, this paper presents a concept map that uses principles from philosophy of the mind to organize AI topics. This approach supports a deeper understanding of AI, while making philosophical issues that interest teenagers accessible through interactive explorations of machine intelligence. In addition to the concept map, we also present examples from a K-12 AI curriculum that is being designed around the concept map.

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© 2005, American Society for Engineering Education


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