Educational Robotics for All: Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEAM

Pedro Plaza, Manuel Castro, Julia Merino, Teresa Restivo, Aruquia Peixoto, Carina Gonzalez, Antonio Menacho, Felix Garcia-Loro, Elio Sancristobal, Manuel Blazquez, Paloma Diaz, Inmaculada Plaza, Irene Fondon, Auxiliadora Sarmiento, Iciar Civantos, Cristina Fernandez, Susan Lord, Diane Rover, Rosana Chan, Melany CiampiRuss Meier, Edmundo Tovar, Magdalena Salazar, Susan Zvacek, Jose A. Ruiperez-Valiente, Blanca Quintana, Sergio Martin, Guillermo Botella, Africa Lopez-Rey, Myriam Guedey, Paulo Abreu, Diana Urbano, Rebecca Strachan

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Abstract

The pedagogy of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) can be easily developed by using robotics and computational thinking tools. Also, inclusion and integration of diverse groups of students can be promoted using these tools. Today we can find many tools for teaching robotics. This kind of tools allow us to promote innovation and motivation of students. In this way, students will be able to work during the learning process in an innovative and motivating way. Since it is increasingly common to find robots in our daily lives, it is important to integrate robots into education as well. There are already cooking robots, autonomous cars, vacuum cleaner robots in houses and gardens, or prostheses. This paper describes a course focused on a combination of teaching methodologies, educational robotics tools, and a student learning management methodology, all within an inclusive framework to strengthen the presence of women and other under-represented groups in engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728197289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2020
Event2020 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2020 - Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Duration: 30 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Learning With MOOCS, LWMOOCS 2020
Country/TerritoryGuatemala
CityAntigua Guatemala
Period30/09/202/10/20

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