The primary purpose of this study is to contribute to developing skills such as critical thinking and creative thinking skills, especially problem-solving skills expected from 21st-century individuals, by providing coding education to students with the help of new technologies called robotics and programming with robotics in extracurricular hours. For this purpose, a five-week, one-group experimental study was designed to investigate the effects of robotic coding education on the problem-solving skills of middle school students and to understand students' views on robotic coding activities. The study participants comprised 26 volunteer students from a middle school in Kocaeli. The research method was based on a mixed design research design. Robotics Pre-Survey, Robotics Satisfaction Test, Children's Problem-Solving Inventory, and Activity Perception Scale were used, and observations and focus group interviews were conducted. According to the analysis of the collected data, the five-week robotic coding training significantly and positively contributed to students' problem-solving skills. Another study result was that the participating students were satisfied with the activities, their prior thoughts about robotics were positive, and they liked and enjoyed the activities.
robotics, robotics coding, problem solving, 21st century skill