Teacher Views on Educational Robotics and Its Introduction to the Compulsory Curricula

Despoina Schina, Mireia Usart, Vanessa Esteve-Gonzalez, Mercè Gisbert

Abstract

Students’ engagement with Educational Robotics (ER) has a positive impact on the development of their interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, however ER is not yet integrated into the school curriculum. The present study examines how teachers with prior experience in ER, view their students’ learning through ER and how they perceive the potential integration of ER into the school curriculum. It is a qualitative study and the sample consists of teachers participating as coaches in the regional FIRST LEGO League Competition (FLL) of Tarragona-Reus, in the region of Catalonia in Spain. The results show that teachers in this specific context positively perceive their students’ learning through ER as their students develop various 21st century skills and acquire programming knowledge. Teachers are also in favour of the ER integration into school curricula even at early educational levels. Our research results, although they cannot be generalized, are of use for educational institutions considering the integration of ER into the curriculum.

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Schina D., Usart M., Esteve-Gonzalez V. and Gisbert M. (2020). Teacher Views on Educational Robotics and Its Introduction to the Compulsory Curricula.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 147-154. DOI: 10.5220/0009316301470154


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Despoina Schina and Mireia Usart and Vanessa Esteve-Gonzalez and Mercè Gisbert},
title={Teacher Views on Educational Robotics and Its Introduction to the Compulsory Curricula},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={147-154},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009316301470154},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Teacher Views on Educational Robotics and Its Introduction to the Compulsory Curricula
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Schina D.
AU - Usart M.
AU - Esteve-Gonzalez V.
AU - Gisbert M.
PY - 2020
SP - 147
EP - 154
DO - 10.5220/0009316301470154