Robotics and early-years stem education: botSTEM framework, toolkit, and implemented activities in Sweden

Björn Cronquist, Marie Fridberg, Andreas Redfors

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Abstract

botSTEM is an ERASMUS+ project aiming to raise the utilisation of inquiry-based collaborative learning and robots-enhanced education. The project outputs are specifically aimed to provide in- and pre-service teachers in Childhood and Primary Education and children aged between 4 and 8, with research-based materials and best practices that use integrated Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) and robot-based approaches, including code-learning, for enhancing scientific literacy in young children. Initial results from the project in terms of a collection of good educational practices summarized in a freely downloadable Toolkit and results from a qualitative analysis of implemented activities during science teaching in Swedish preschools are presented here. The preliminary analysis of the implementations indicate that robots function as motivation factors in young children’s inquiry of science and engineering design technology, in both teacher and children initiated learning situations.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Eventthe 13th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Bologna, Aug 26-30, 2019. -
Duration: 1980-Jan-01 → …

Conference

Conferencethe 13th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Bologna, Aug 26-30, 2019.
Period80-01-01 → …

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Didactics (50302)

Keywords

  • computer supported collaborative learning
  • early childhood education
  • stem education

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Robotics and early-years stem education: botSTEM framework, toolkit, and implemented activities in Sweden'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this