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Learning Intentions and Educational Robots

Setting Up Successful educational Robots Activities

Constructionism 2016 Bangkok, Thailand, 1st – 5th February, 2016. Some teachers run excellent lessons with educational robots. Others fail. Good teaching practise, is the key to success and prevails despite diverse and difficult challenges. What is good practice? How can we make sure teachers apply it to educational robots? Constructivism underpins the use of robots, but putting theory in to practise has met with difficulties. The increased focus on curriculum and high-stakes testing makes matters worse. Most teachers I meet feel bullied into “teaching to test” and feel forced into abandoning constructivism for more direct teaching methods. Can teachers deliver lessons that meet their curriculum duties and keep the constructivism spirit alive? These practical questions concern the educational robotic community1. This paper is one of a series that looks at these issues. (more…)

Using Peer Assessment with Educational Robots

Catlin, D. (2014) Using Peer Assessment with Educational Robots, Peer Review, Peer Assessment and Self Assessment in Education, 1st International Workshop, Tallinn University (Ülikool), Estonia.  Collated with the 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning ICWL 2014 August 14-17, 2014.  Pub Springer Verlag. (more…)

A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot

Catlin, D. (2013) A Day in the Life of an Educational Robot. A Report and Analysis of a School Working with Educational Robots. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education. Sept 19th and 20th 2013, Lodz University of Technology, Poland. (more…)

Using Educational Robots as Tools of Cultural Expression

Catlin, D. Smith, J.L. and Morrison, K. (2012). Using Educational Robots as Tools of Cultural Expression: A Report on a Project with Indigenous Communities. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Robotics in Education. Sept 13th to 15th, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 73-79. MatfyzPress. (more…)

Maximising the Effectiveness of Educational Robotics through the Use of Assessment for Learning Methodologies

Catlin, D. (2012), Maximising the Effectiveness of Educational Robotics through the Use of Assessment for Learning Methodologies, 3rd International Workshop “Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics”: Integrating robotics in the school curriculum. Riva del Garda (TN), Italy, Friday April 20th, 2012. (more…)

Using Educational Robots to Enhance the Performance of Minority Students

  • Published April 12, 2012
  • By Dave Catlin and Prof. Sylvester Robertson
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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. (more…)

The e-Robot Project

  • Published November 15, 2010
  • By Dave Catlin and Mike Blamires
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A Longitudinal On-Line Research Collaboration to Investigate ERA Principles

Catlin, D. and Blamires, M. (2010). The e-Robot Project: A Longitudinal On-Line Research Collaboration to Investigate ERA Principles. TRTWR 2010 Conference, Darmstadt, Germany, part of SIMPAR 2010. (more…)

Life Long Playing Instead of Life Long Learning

Teaching Robotics without Robots and Computers

The authors discuss their work with Roamer robot and Lego.  They describe how playing with Roamer gives children the chance to control technology.  They claim children have no fear of programming.  They readily press keys and find out what Roamer does without help.  The authors did this work with Classic Roamer.  The new Roamer has the advantage of telling students what to do when they press the wrong keys.  This paper explains how Roamer and Lego can work together and provide a playground ripe for exploration.

The authors presented this paper at the SIMPAR 2010 Workshops International. Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Programming for Automonous Robots, Darmstadt (Germany) November 15-16, 2010

Robotic Performing Arts Project

Catlin, D. (2010) Robotics Performing Arts Project: An approach to STEM through cooperation not competition. Paper presented at the Constructionism 2010 Conference, Paris, France (more…)

The Principles of Educational Robotic Applications (ERA)

  • Published August 16, 2010
  • By Dave Catlin and Mike Blamires
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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. Proceedings of Constructionism 2010, American University, Paris, France. (more…)