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STEM, Robotics, Mobile Apps in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Technology to Promote Teaching and Learning

  • Brings together a collection of work to consider effective STEM, robotics, mobile apps education

  • Outlines the challenges in research, policy, and practice for STEM education in early childhood education

  • Enrichs the current STEM, robotics, mobile apps education agenda

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Educational Technology (LNET)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Stamatios Papadakis, Michail Kalogiannakis
    Pages 1-4
  3. Early Childhood and Primary Education Teachers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Engaging Pre-service Teachers and Children in STEM Through Educational Simulations

      • Aslı Saylan Kırmızıgül, Esra Kızılay
      Pages 79-99
  4. STEM in Early Childhood Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101
    2. A Systematic Literature Review on STEM Research in Early Childhood

      • Sokratis Tselegkaridis, Theodosios Sapounidis
      Pages 117-134
    3. Design Thinking and Digital Technologies in the Exploration of Science in Early Childhood Education

      • Sofia Chatzigeorgiadou, Maria Hatzigianni, Fotini Ratkidou, Soultana Toziou
      Pages 135-155
    4. Creative Learning with Technologies in Young Students’ STEAM Education

      • Kaiju Kangas, Kati Sormunen, Tiina Korhonen
      Pages 157-179
  5. Educational Robotics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201
    2. Teachers’ Attitudes on the Use of Educational Robotics in Primary School

      • Effransia Tzagaraki, Stamatios Papadakis, Michail Kalogiannakis
      Pages 257-283
    3. Aerial Robots: To Use or not to Use Them in Teaching and Learning?

      • Tryfon Sivenas, George Koutromanos
      Pages 285-318
  6. Early Years Science Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 319-319

About this book

This book brings together a collection of work from around the world in order to consider effective STEM, robotics, mobile apps education from a range of perspectives. It presents valuable perspectives—both practical and theoretical—that enrich the current STEM, robotics, mobile apps education agenda. As such, the book makes a substantial contribution to the literature and outlines the key challenges in research, policy, and practice for STEM education, from early childhood through to the first school age education.

 

The audience for the book includes college students, teachers of young children, college and university faculty, and professionals from fields other than education who are unified by their commitment to the care and education of young children.

Keywords

  • STEM
  • Robotics in Education
  • Computational Thinking
  • Coding
  • Mobile Learning
  • Educational Mobile Applications
  • Preschool Education
  • Early Year Education
  • 21st Century Skills

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Preschool Education, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece

    Stamatios Papadakis, Michail Kalogiannakis

About the editors

Stamatios Papadakis has been a postdoctoral researcher in Educational Technology, with emphasis on mobile learning, at the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Crete, Greece, since 2016. He graduated from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. In 2006, he completed a master’s degree (M.Ed.) in Pre-school Education and Educational Design at the University of Aegean, Rhodes, Greece, at the School of Humanities, Department of Pre-school Education. In 2016, he completed a Ph.D. at the University of Crete, Department of Education in Rethymnon, Greece. He worked as an adjunct lecturer in Education teaching Informatics (2017-2018) at the Department of Preschool Education, School of Education, University of Crete, Greece, and Didactics in Programming (2017-2018) at the Department of Computer Sciences, School of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Crete, Greece. His scientific and research interests include the study of mobile learning, especially on the use of smart mobile devices and their accompanying mobile apps in the use of preschool and primary education, focusing on the development of computational thinking and students’ understanding of numbers. Furthermore, his research interests also include ICT in education, novice programming environments, and teaching of programming in primary and secondary education (novice programmers).


Michail Kalogiannakis is an associate professor at the Department of Preschool Education in the University of Crete, Greece, and associate tutor at the School of Humanities at the Hellenic Open University. He graduated from the Physics Department of the University of Crete, continued his postgraduate studies at the University Paris 7-Denis Diderot (D.E.A. in Didactic of Physics), University Paris 5-René Descartes-Sorbonne (D.E.A. in Science Education), and received his Ph.D. degree at the University Paris 5-René Descartes-Sorbonne (Ph.D. in Science Education). His research interests include science education in early childhood, mobile learning, science teaching and learning, e-learning, and the use of ICT in science education. He has published over 120 articles in international conferences and journals and has served on the program committees of numerous international conferences. He has published in journals such as Computers & Education, Education and Information Technologies, and Early Childhood Education Journal.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: STEM, Robotics, Mobile Apps in Early Childhood and Primary Education

  • Book Subtitle: Technology to Promote Teaching and Learning

  • Editors: Stamatios Papadakis, Michail Kalogiannakis

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Educational Technology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0568-1

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0567-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-0568-1

  • Series ISSN: 2196-4963

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-4971

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 624

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Digital Education and Educational Technology, Pedagogy, Early Childhood Education, Science Education

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-19-0568-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)