Taxonomy for Educational Robotics at Schools

B. Pedersen*, Vuyelwa David Ruwodo, Annastasia Shipepe, Lannie Uwu-Khaeb, Samuel Tewelde Yigzaw, Ilkka Jormanainen, Jacob Nielsen, Erkki Sutinen

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With this paper we present a novel Taxonomy of Educational Robotics (TER) based on a set of concrete, though experimental setups of integrating robotics to K-12 school curricula in five countries: Denmark, Germany, Finland, Namibia, and Eritrea. In the era of artificial intelligence (AI) and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), the expectations from robotics in education are increasing, also in the wider society. The taxonomy illustrates the diversity of ways and approaches robotics can be used in a school context. For practitioners, the taxonomy serves as a map of inspiring opportunities by which robotics can enhance schooling, whether formal, non-formal, or informal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics in Education : RiE 2022
EditorsWilfried Lepuschitz, Munir Merdan, Gottfried Koppensteiner, Richard Balogh, David Obdržálek
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9783031128479
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-12848-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event13th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 27. Apr 202229. Apr 2022


Conference13th International Conference on Robotics in Education, RiE 2022
CityVirtual, Online
SeriesLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume515 LNNS


  • Classification
  • Computational thinking
  • CT
  • Educational robotics
  • ER
  • K-12
  • STEM
  • Taxonomy


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