Using Educational Robots to Enhance the Performance of Minority Students

  • Published April 12, 2012
  • By Dave Catlin and Prof. Sylvester Robertson

Catlin, D. and Robertson S. (2012) Using Educational Robots to Enhance the Performance of Minority Students, Proceedings 3rd International Workshop of Teaching Robotics, Teaching with Robotics Conference 2012, Riva La Garda Italy.

Abstract

Social history reports the struggles of minority groups within wider society. The under performance of these groups in our education system is a persistent concern. Can educational robots contribute to addressing these issues? In this paper Dave Catlin and Professor Sylvester Robertson give shape to this problem by reviewing some of the issue of equity and briefly exploring learning as a cultural practice. They then develop various ERA Principles and show how they provide a theoretic foundation behind RAASP (Robots for African American Students Project).

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