A Workshop to Promote Arduino-Based Robots as Wide Spectrum Learning Support Tools
This paper discusses the design of a workshop in Educational Robotics based on Arduino offered to fifty different classes in Italian schools, from primary school to high school. We provided different examples with two robotic platforms. We present some observations about the current conception of Educational Robotics among teachers and students and about the related problems in its introduction in schools. The paper includes a description of the proposed activities and a preliminary evaluation of the results.
KeywordsEducational robotics Arduino Learning support tool Conception of robotics
We thank the power and gas society Vivigas&Power, that supports the Officina Robotica project.
This work was also partly supported by the project: ERASM: Educational robotics as a validated mindtool: methodology, platforms, and an experimental protocol, code: CPDA145094, funded by the University of Padova.
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