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Robotics for children: national policies and initiatives in three European countries

Christine W. Trültzsch-Wijnen ; Salzburg University of Education Stefan Zweig
Anca Velicu ; Romanian Academy, Institute of Sociology
Vilmante Liubiniene orcid id ; Kaunas University of Technology

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 563 Kb

str. 3-20

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This article explores the issue of introducing children between six and ten years of age ‎to robotics and investigates the use of robots in schools and in extracurricular activities. The central ‎questions are 1) whether and how the introduction of robotics is addressed in political strategies and‎ educational policies (RQ1), and 2) what the main actors in the introduction of robots in educational‎ settings are (RQ2). Therefore, a pilot study in three European countries (Austria, Lithuania, Romania)‎was conducted, which included an analysis of national policy strategies, as well as interviews with three‎ stakeholders per country. The article illustrates the specificities of the investigated countries presented as ‎case studies and discusses them in a comparative way. The findings show that the investigated countries’‎ educational policies aim at mirroring the Digital Agenda for Europe and that two opposite approaches ‎to implementation of robotics (bottom-up vs. top-down) can be identified.‎

Ključne riječi

Robots in education, Coding & children, Computational thinking, Digital skills, Media education

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