The PANaMa Project – RoboCamp 2019 a Case Study: Lessons Learned from an Educational Robotics based Science Camp

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In this article we present the details and findings from a case study of a twice held, five day long, science camp on robot technology, with the objective of motivating the participants (N=19), to pursue a future career within the field of STEM. The participants were 7th to 9th grade pupils from Germany. In the article, we describe the results of combining traditional teaching, with constructionism and problem-based learning, as an approach to project work. The projects were set in a real-world context and designed to accommodate for a low floor, high ceiling. In addition, a series of materials were developed with the purpose of limiting the scope of information the participants had to search through, to find the relevant information needed, when working autonomously. Data from the camp was collected through a mixed methods approach, including pre- and post-questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, conversations with the participants and observations. The approach and project design were overall positively received, and it was concluded that the camp had fulfilled its objective. Based on the results from the camp, a series of recommendations for similar future initiatives, was also established.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelTEEM'20 : Eighth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
RedaktørerFrancisco José García-Peñalvo, Alicia García-Holgado
UdgivelsesstedNew York
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdatookt. 2020
Sider61-68
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4503-8850-4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2020
BegivenhedTEEM 2020: Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality - Salamanca, Spanien
Varighed: 21. okt. 202023. okt. 2020

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KonferenceTEEM 2020
Land/OmrådeSpanien
BySalamanca
Periode21/10/202023/10/2020

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