publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Educational Robotics Application in Primary and Secondary Education: A Challenge for the Greek Teachers Society

Sevasti Karypi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
International audience; This paper presents the results of a postgraduate study that was designed to investigate the attitudes and views of Greek teachers in primary and secondary education on the application of Educational Robotics (ER), towards the goal of drawing useful insights on how it can be further integrated in Greek schools. A total of 70 teachers participated in this study, currently working for primary and secondary schools in Greece and being involved in ER projects and ER-related activities. According to the research findings, ER has significant benefits for students and educators, as it fosters positive attitudes towards STEM education, encourages...
Subjects
free text keywords: Educational Robotics, schools, teachers, ER integration, Greek schools, [SHS.EDU]Humanities and Social Sciences/Education, Educational Robotics,, Bildung und Erziehung, Education, Educational Robotics; ER integration, Unterricht, Didaktik, Curriculum, Teaching, Didactics, Griechenland, Primarbereich, Sekundarbereich, Unterricht, neue Technologie, Lehrmittel, computerunterstützter Unterricht, Greece, primary education, secondary education, teaching, new technology, teaching aids, computer-aided instruction, 10600, Robotik, Einsatz, Einstellung <Psy>, Lehrer, Fragebogenerhebung, Quantitative Analyse, Studie, Deployment, Teacher, Primary level, Questionnaire survey, Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen, Empirische Bildungsforschung, Schulpädagogik, cs, greek schοols, ddc:370, lcsh:Theory and practice of education, lcsh:LB5-3640
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Barak, M. &Zadok, Y. (2009).Robotics projects and learning concepts in science, technology and problem solving.International Journal Technology & Design Education, 19(3), pp. 289-307.

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Bers, M. U., Flannery, L., Kazakoff, E. R. & Sullivan, A. (2014). Computational thinking and tinkering: Exploration of an early childhood robotics curriculum. Computers & Education, 72(1), pp. 145-157. [OpenAIRE]

Chen, N. S., Quadir, B. &Teng, D. C. (2011).A Novel approach of learning English with robot for elementary school students (pp. 309-316). In M. Chang (Eds.), Edutainment 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Detsikas, N.&Alimisis, D. (2011).Status and trends in educational robotics worldwide with special consideration of educational experiences from Greek schools. Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives. Bratislava, Slovakia.

DeVries, R., Zan, B., Hildebrandt, C., Edmiaston, R.& Sales, C. (2002).Developing Constructivist Early Childhood Curriculum: Practical Principles and Activities. New Jersey: Teachers College Press.

Eguchi, A. (2014). Educational robotics for promoting 21st century skills.Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems, 8(1), pp. 5-11.

Fridin, M.& Belokopytov, M. (2014).Acceptance of socially assistive humanoid robot by preschool and elementary school teachers.Computers in Human Behavior, 33, pp. 23-31. [OpenAIRE]

Goldman, R., Eguchi, A. &Sklar, E. (2004).Using educational robotics to engage inner-city students with technology.Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Learning sciences.Santa Monica, California.

Highfield, K. (2010). Robotic toys as a catalyst for mathematical problem solving. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 15(2), pp. 22-27. [OpenAIRE]

Highfield, K., Mulligan, J.&Hedberg, J. (2008).Early mathematics learning through exploration with programmable toys.Proceedings of the Joint Conference in Psychology and Mathematics.Morelia, Mexico. [OpenAIRE]

Hong, J. C., Yu, K. C.& Chen, M. Y. (2011).Collaborative learning in technological project design.International Journal Technology & Design Education, 21(3), 335-347.

30 references, page 1 of 2
Abstract
International audience; This paper presents the results of a postgraduate study that was designed to investigate the attitudes and views of Greek teachers in primary and secondary education on the application of Educational Robotics (ER), towards the goal of drawing useful insights on how it can be further integrated in Greek schools. A total of 70 teachers participated in this study, currently working for primary and secondary schools in Greece and being involved in ER projects and ER-related activities. According to the research findings, ER has significant benefits for students and educators, as it fosters positive attitudes towards STEM education, encourages...
Subjects
free text keywords: Educational Robotics, schools, teachers, ER integration, Greek schools, [SHS.EDU]Humanities and Social Sciences/Education, Educational Robotics,, Bildung und Erziehung, Education, Educational Robotics; ER integration, Unterricht, Didaktik, Curriculum, Teaching, Didactics, Griechenland, Primarbereich, Sekundarbereich, Unterricht, neue Technologie, Lehrmittel, computerunterstützter Unterricht, Greece, primary education, secondary education, teaching, new technology, teaching aids, computer-aided instruction, 10600, Robotik, Einsatz, Einstellung <Psy>, Lehrer, Fragebogenerhebung, Quantitative Analyse, Studie, Deployment, Teacher, Primary level, Questionnaire survey, Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen, Empirische Bildungsforschung, Schulpädagogik, cs, greek schοols, ddc:370, lcsh:Theory and practice of education, lcsh:LB5-3640
30 references, page 1 of 2

Alimisis, D. (2013). Educational robotics: New challenges and trends. Themes in Science and Technology Education, 6, pp. 63-71.

Atmatzidou, S., Markelis, H. & Dimitriadis, S. (2008). LEGO Mindstorms application in Elementary and High School.Game as a learning trigger. Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Hellenic Conference in Computer Science Teaching.Patra, Greece (In Greek).

Balch, T., Summet, J., Blank, D., Kumar, D., Guzdial, M., O'hara, K., & Jackson, J. (2008). Designing personal robots for education: Hardware, software, and curriculum.IEEE Pervasive Computing, 7(2), pp. 5-9.

Barak, M. &Zadok, Y. (2009).Robotics projects and learning concepts in science, technology and problem solving.International Journal Technology & Design Education, 19(3), pp. 289-307.

Barker, B. S.&Ansorge, J. (2007).Robotics as means to increase achievement scores in an informal learning environment. Journal Research on Technology in Education, 39(3), pp. 229- 243. [OpenAIRE]

Bers, M. U., Flannery, L., Kazakoff, E. R. & Sullivan, A. (2014). Computational thinking and tinkering: Exploration of an early childhood robotics curriculum. Computers & Education, 72(1), pp. 145-157. [OpenAIRE]

Chen, N. S., Quadir, B. &Teng, D. C. (2011).A Novel approach of learning English with robot for elementary school students (pp. 309-316). In M. Chang (Eds.), Edutainment 2011, Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Detsikas, N.&Alimisis, D. (2011).Status and trends in educational robotics worldwide with special consideration of educational experiences from Greek schools. Proceedings of the International Conference on Informatics in Schools: Situation, Evolution and Perspectives. Bratislava, Slovakia.

DeVries, R., Zan, B., Hildebrandt, C., Edmiaston, R.& Sales, C. (2002).Developing Constructivist Early Childhood Curriculum: Practical Principles and Activities. New Jersey: Teachers College Press.

Eguchi, A. (2014). Educational robotics for promoting 21st century skills.Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems, 8(1), pp. 5-11.

Fridin, M.& Belokopytov, M. (2014).Acceptance of socially assistive humanoid robot by preschool and elementary school teachers.Computers in Human Behavior, 33, pp. 23-31. [OpenAIRE]

Goldman, R., Eguchi, A. &Sklar, E. (2004).Using educational robotics to engage inner-city students with technology.Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Learning sciences.Santa Monica, California.

Highfield, K. (2010). Robotic toys as a catalyst for mathematical problem solving. Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 15(2), pp. 22-27. [OpenAIRE]

Highfield, K., Mulligan, J.&Hedberg, J. (2008).Early mathematics learning through exploration with programmable toys.Proceedings of the Joint Conference in Psychology and Mathematics.Morelia, Mexico. [OpenAIRE]

Hong, J. C., Yu, K. C.& Chen, M. Y. (2011).Collaborative learning in technological project design.International Journal Technology & Design Education, 21(3), 335-347.

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