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Teacher Perspectives on Teaching the STEM Approach to Educational Coding and Robotics in Primary Education

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Unit of Scientific Culture and Innovation, Universidad de Burgos, 09001 Burgos, Spain
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Department of Specifics Didactics, Universidad de Burgos, 09001 Burgos, Spain
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Department of Educational Sciences, Universidad de Burgos, 09001 Burgos, Spain
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Educ. Sci. 2021, 11(2), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020064
Received: 9 January 2021 / Revised: 1 February 2021 / Accepted: 5 February 2021 / Published: 8 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Integrated STEAM Education: A Global Perspective)
An analysis is presented in this study that provides insight into a practical training process and its impact on teachers and their viewpoints toward the integrated STEM approach used in that training process, together with educational coding and robotics, over the first years of compulsory primary education, where STEM implementations are relatively new. A case study was developed by two teachers following the practical training course, including pre- and post-interviews and nonparticipative observation of their classroom practices during the teacher-training sessions. The results revealed the positive perspectives that the teachers held toward the STEM-integrated approach and educational coding and robotics, despite the difficulties that arose in classroom practice. It was concluded that the STEM approach and its methods were beneficial both to pupils and to teachers alike for improving the teaching–learning process. View Full-Text
Keywords: science and technology; engineering; mathematics; educational robotics; educational computing; initial teacher training; case study science and technology; engineering; mathematics; educational robotics; educational computing; initial teacher training; case study
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García-Carrillo, C.; Greca, I.M.; Fernández-Hawrylak, M. Teacher Perspectives on Teaching the STEM Approach to Educational Coding and Robotics in Primary Education. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 64. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020064

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García-Carrillo C, Greca IM, Fernández-Hawrylak M. Teacher Perspectives on Teaching the STEM Approach to Educational Coding and Robotics in Primary Education. Education Sciences. 2021; 11(2):64. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020064

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García-Carrillo, Christian, Ileana María Greca, and María Fernández-Hawrylak. 2021. "Teacher Perspectives on Teaching the STEM Approach to Educational Coding and Robotics in Primary Education" Education Sciences 11, no. 2: 64. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020064

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