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Educational Robotics for Communication, Collaboration and Digital Fluency

  • Ivaylo GueorguievEmail author
  • Christina Todorova
  • Pavel Varbanov
  • Petar Sharkov
  • George Sharkov
  • Carina Girvan
  • Nikoleta Yiannoutsou
  • Marianthi Grizioti
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 630)

Abstract

This paper is the experience-based summary of the work with the design, implementation and results from an “Educational Robotics and Creativity Workshop” under the EU funded Horizon 2020 project “ER4STEM – Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”. This paper gives an overview of the empirical data obtained from the post-workshop questionnaires, completed by the participants from 13 educational robotics workshops, performed in 7 schools (public and private) in Bulgaria with 312 students (142 girls and 170 boys) in the time period from February 16, 2016 until May 31, 2016. The students were between 7 and 14 years old with the majority of them aged between 9 and 10 years old.

Keywords

Educational robotics Creativity Collaboration Communication Digital fluency Arduino Visual programming Robotics in education 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 665972. Project Educational Robotics for STEM: ER4STEM

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivaylo Gueorguiev
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christina Todorova
    • 1
  • Pavel Varbanov
    • 1
  • Petar Sharkov
    • 1
  • George Sharkov
    • 2
  • Carina Girvan
    • 3
  • Nikoleta Yiannoutsou
    • 4
  • Marianthi Grizioti
    • 4
  1. 1.European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe (ESI CEE)SofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsPlovdiv UniversityPlovdivBulgaria
  3. 3.Cardiff UniversityCardiffWales, UK
  4. 4.UoA ETL, National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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