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)
Early Years Science Education
Parents−Families Perceptions and Engagement with Technology
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.
- Robotics in Education
- Computational Thinking
- 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.
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
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0567-4Published: 22 April 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0570-4Published: 22 April 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-0568-1Published: 21 April 2022
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