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TitleA proposal for the evaluation of educational robotics in basic schools
Author(s)Ribeiro, Célia Rosa
Coutinho, Clara Pereira
Costa, Manuel F. M.
KeywordsEducational robotics
Basic schools
Problem solving
Issue dateJul-2011
PublisherInternational Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT)
Abstract(s)Educational Robotics (ER) is increasingly used to boost student performance in several subjects, being reported successful attempts to introduce ER as a non-conventional way to help students in learning mathematics, sciences or even arts and to implement novel learning approaches, such as constructivism, project-based and problem-based learning. ER has been used to promote multidisciplinarity and collaborative work, to foster students’ motivation, imagination, creativity and logical thinking. However, available studies are mainly descriptive and qualitative. Indeed, fundamental questions, such as “Is ER a suitable tool for basic school students?” or “What are the contents/skills that can be taught/learned using ER?” remain largely unanswered. This paper proposes a methodology to conduct studies that provide an answer to those questions. Our proposal has two distinct components: (i) the planning of a set of ER sessions to conduct with the students; (ii) validation instruments to apply, for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of ER as a pedagogical tool. An example is provided for subjects related to the concepts of multiplication/ division in 4th grade Mathematics.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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