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Makers at School, Educational Robotics and Innovative Learning Environments

Research and Experiences from FabLearn Italy 2019, in the Italian Schools and Beyond


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  • Results of the 2nd FabLearn Italy conference, held in Ancona, Italy, on April 20-22 2019

  • Offers the latest achievements in research and development in Educational Robotics as well as new applications, the latest tools, systems and components for using robotics in schools, universities and informal education

  • Includes a summary and analysis of existing educational robotics methodologies as well as activities and developments in the field of educational robotics

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (LNNS, volume 240)

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Table of contents (49 papers)

  1. Maker Spaces and Fablabs at School: A Maker Approach to Teaching and Learning

    1. Teaching Environmental Education Using an Augmented Reality World Map

      • Anastasia Nancy Pyrini
      Pages 125-130Open Access
  2. Laboratory Teaching with the Makers Approach: Models, Methods and Instruments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. Chesscards: Making a Paper Chess Game with Primary School Students, a Cooperative Approach

      • Agnese Addone, Luigi De Bernardis
      Pages 141-146Open Access
    3. A New Graphic User Interface Design for 3D Modeling Software for Children

      • Laura Giraldi, Mirko Burberi, Francesca Morelli, Marta Maini, Lorenzo Guasti
      Pages 147-154Open Access
    4. Service Learning: A Proposal for the Maker Approach

      • Irene Frazzarin, Danila Leonori
      Pages 173-179Open Access
    5. Learning by Making. 3D Printing Guidelines for Teachers

      • Stefano Di Tore, Giuseppe De Simone, Michele Domenico Todino
      Pages 181-186Open Access
    6. Roboticsness—Gymnasium Mentis

      • Paola Lisimberti, Domenico Aprile
      Pages 187-192Open Access
  3. Curricular and Not Curricular Robotics in Formal, Non-formal and Informal Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
    2. Educational Robotics and Social Relationships in the Classroom

      • Laura Screpanti, Lorenzo Cesaretti, Michele Storti, David Scaradozzi
      Pages 195-201Open Access
    3. Analysis of Educational Robotics Activities Using a Machine Learning Approach

      • Lorenzo Cesaretti, Laura Screpanti, David Scaradozzi, Eleni Mangina
      Pages 203-211Open Access
    4. Educational Robotics: From Structured Game to Curricular Activity in Lower Secondary Schools

      • Alberto Parola, Elena Liliana Vitti, Margherita Maria Sacco, Ilio Trafeli
      Pages 223-228Open Access
    5. RoboCup@Home Education: A New Format for Educational Competitions

      • Luca Iocchi, Jeffrey Too Chuan Tan, Sebastian Castro
      Pages 235-242Open Access
    6. Erwhi Hedgehog: A New Learning Platform for Mobile Robotics

      • Giovanni di Dio Bruno
      Pages 243-248Open Access
    7. Educational Robotics and the Gender Perspective

      • Daniela Bagattini, Beatrice Miotti, Fiorella Operto
      Pages 249-254Open Access
    8. European Recommendations on Robotics and Related Issues in Education in Different Countries

      • Michele Domenico Todino, Giuseppe De Simone, Simon Kidiamboko, Stefano Di Tore
      Pages 255-260Open Access

About this book

This open access book contains observations, outlines, and analyses of educational robotics methodologies and activities, and developments in the field of educational robotics emerging from the findings presented at FabLearn Italy 2019, the international conference that brought together researchers, teachers, educators and practitioners to discuss the principles of Making and educational robotics in formal, non-formal and informal education.

The editors’ analysis of these extended versions of papers presented at FabLearn Italy 2019 highlight the latest findings on learning models based on Making and educational robotics. The authors investigate how innovative educational tools and methodologies can support a novel, more effective and more inclusive learner-centered approach to education.

The following key topics are the focus of discussion: Makerspaces and Fab Labs in schools, a maker approach to teaching and learning; laboratory teaching and the maker approach, models, methods and instruments; curricular and non-curricular robotics in formal, non-formal and informal education; social and assistive robotics in education; the effect of innovative spaces and learning environments on the innovation of teaching, good practices and pilot projects.



  • FabLearn Italy
  • robotics in education
  • STEM Education
  • Smart Learning
  • Educational Robotics
  • innovative educational tools
  • Innovative Learning Approach
  • informal education
  • open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione (DII), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

    David Scaradozzi, Andrea Monteriù

  • Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa (Indire), Florence, Italy

    Lorenzo Guasti, Margherita Di Stasio, Beatrice Miotti

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

    Paulo Blikstein

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

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USD 49.99
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