In this paper, we describe the experiences we have been carrying out the last 12 months using educational robotics in classroom at primary level. We use a constructivist Problem Based Learning approach in order to use robotics to teach learn key competences and standard curricula. We have introduced the possibility of working with virtual robots (using BYOB, http://byob.berkeley.edu/) as well as with LEGO NXT. For that we have designed different projects that can be worked with both platforms. We have used all this materials and methodology for primary teachers training. To apply such training we have implemented a course with 2 stages, the first one we train the teachers, and at the second stage the teachers apply the acquired knowledge with the students. The results (that are still under analysis and evaluation) are promising, as we have managed to have both a network of schools and a significant group of persons working in a coordinated way. The Educational authorities support our work and we have established also a link between the university, the schools and the Planetario of Pamplona, in order to work as well in the school and out of the school (Planetario is also our Science and tech Museum).!

A PBL approach using virtual and real robots (with BYOB and LEGO NXT) to teaching learning key competences and standard curricula in primary level

MORO, MICHELE
2013

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the experiences we have been carrying out the last 12 months using educational robotics in classroom at primary level. We use a constructivist Problem Based Learning approach in order to use robotics to teach learn key competences and standard curricula. We have introduced the possibility of working with virtual robots (using BYOB, http://byob.berkeley.edu/) as well as with LEGO NXT. For that we have designed different projects that can be worked with both platforms. We have used all this materials and methodology for primary teachers training. To apply such training we have implemented a course with 2 stages, the first one we train the teachers, and at the second stage the teachers apply the acquired knowledge with the students. The results (that are still under analysis and evaluation) are promising, as we have managed to have both a network of schools and a significant group of persons working in a coordinated way. The Educational authorities support our work and we have established also a link between the university, the schools and the Planetario of Pamplona, in order to work as well in the school and out of the school (Planetario is also our Science and tech Museum).!
2013
Proceedings of the First International Conference on Technological Ecosystem for Enhancing Multiculturality - TEEM '13
9781450323451
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