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ER4STEM Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Lara Lammer
  • Wilfried Lepuschitz
  • Chronis Kynigos
  • Angele Giuliano
  • Carina Girvan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 457)

Abstract

Robotics is a popular vehicle to introduce young people to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with various approaches worldwide that use robotics to teach or entertain or both, accompanied by various tools and repositories. However, the stakeholders involved have different goals and methods, thus difficulties in finding common ground. E.g. the focus in most cases is on increasing interest in STEM, but research methods are unspecified or vague; or despite the vastness of offerings, teachers are reluctant to incorporate activities in the classroom. In this paper, we introduce the Educational Robotics for STEM (ER4STEM) project that will realize a creative and critical use of educational robotics to maintain children’s curiosity in the world. An open and conceptual framework will bring three main stakeholders of educational robotics—teachers, educational researchers and organizations offering educational robotics—together through a user- and activity centered repository.

Keywords

Educational robotics Framework Teachers Repository 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 665972. We would like to thank our partners in ER4STEM project European Software Institute CEE and Certicon and all other contributing members of the ER4STEM team.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lara Lammer
    • 1
  • Wilfried Lepuschitz
    • 2
  • Chronis Kynigos
    • 3
  • Angele Giuliano
    • 4
  • Carina Girvan
    • 5
  1. 1.ACIN Institute of Automation and ControlVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.PRIA Practical Robotics InstituteViennaAustria
  3. 3.Educational Technology LabUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  4. 4.AcrossLimits LimitedHamrunMalta
  5. 5.Cardiff UniversityCardiff, WalesUK

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