The principles of Educational Robotic Applications (ERA): a framework for understanding and developing educational robots and their activities

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Catlin, D. and Blamires, M. 2010. The principles of Educational Robotic Applications (ERA): a framework for understanding and developing educational robots and their activities. in: Clayson, J. and Kalas̆, I. (ed.) Constructionism 2010: Constructionist Approaches to Creative Learning, Thinking and Education: Lessons for the 21st Century: Proceedings for Constructionism 2010: The 12th EuroLogo Conference, 16-20 August, 2010 Paris, France Paris The 12th EuroLogo conference.
AuthorsCatlin, D. and Blamires, M.
EditorsClayson, J. and Kalas̆, I.
Abstract

The original educational robots were the Logo Turtles. They derived their rationale from constructionism. How has this changed? This paper postulates ten principles that underpin the effective utilisation of robotic devices within education settings. We argue that they form a framework still sympathetic to constructionism that can guide the development, application and evaluation of educational robots. They articulate a summary of the existing knowledge as well as suggesting further avenues of research that may be shared by educationists and designers. The principles also provide an evaluative framework for Educational Robotic Applications (ERA). This paper is an overview of the ideas, which we will develop in future papers.

KeywordsEducational Robotics; constructionism; HRI, HCI, Robotic Applications; Machine Mediated Learning, Cross Disciplinary Research, Collaboration, Logo, Roamer, Turtle, ERA, STEM.
Year2010
Book titleConstructionism 2010: Constructionist Approaches to Creative Learning, Thinking and Education: Lessons for the 21st Century: Proceedings for Constructionism 2010: The 12th EuroLogo Conference, 16-20 August, 2010 Paris, France
PublisherThe 12th EuroLogo conference
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