With this paper we present the first – to our knowledge – systematic review on how to use Educational Robotics to foster girls’ interest in STEM. This is a research area essential to broadening the participation across the genders in the much-needed STEM workforce, whose size is currently held back by a significant gender disparity. In the review, 13 (quasi-)experimental studies were selected for synthesis, from a total of 1093 results found across multiple search queries applied to six scientific databases. When synthesizing the results and findings from the included studies, four major categories of research interest were identified. On the basis hereof, a list of recommendations, which are readily implementable in most curriculums for both compulsory education and extracurricular activities, was established. The recommendations revolve around: The choice of technology, applied contextualization, approaches to teaching, and gender compositions. In addition, we discuss the current extent of research on the topic, which shows indications of becoming more active in recent years, while likewise discussing the reviews implications for future research directions.
|Konference||30th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2021|
|Periode||08/08/2021 → 12/08/2021|
|Navn||IEEE RO-MAN proceedings|