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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9020073

Educational Robotics in the Stage of Secondary Education: Empirical Study on Motivation and STEM Skills

Facultad de Educación, Universidad International of la Rioja Logroño, 26006 La Rioja, Spain
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Received: 10 March 2019 / Revised: 29 March 2019 / Accepted: 2 April 2019 / Published: 10 April 2019
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Abstract

Educational robotics (ER) is increasingly present in secondary education classrooms and has acquired greater projection, especially with the appearance of championships, such as FIRST® LEGO® League. These competitions are based on a globalizing focus of the different areas of the curriculum, therefore, we consider that it directly links with the achievement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) skills. We present a research study that provides objective data based on the opinions of teachers and students that participated in this championship during the course 2017/2018 about its impact in the learning process. To this end, Spanish students and teachers answered questionnaires to collect their perceptions and assessments just after their participation. The results obtained allow us to conclude that both teachers and students believe this project promotes interest and scientific curiosity, as well as social skills through teamwork. View Full-Text
Keywords: educational robotics; STEAM skills; FIRST® LEGO® League; secondary education educational robotics; STEAM skills; FIRST® LEGO® League; secondary education
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Arís, N.; Orcos, L. Educational Robotics in the Stage of Secondary Education: Empirical Study on Motivation and STEM Skills. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 73.

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