Estonia, Tallinn

Educational Robotics in Preschool and Primary Education

when 15 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 400

Educational robotics is a promising tool for bringing excitement, motivation and growth of mathematics and other STEM skills into the classroom. However, a teacher needs solid proof that using educational robots in the classroom would improve students’ skills or that they would at least work as motivational tools. For this reason, the course covers at least 5 different age appropriate educational robotics platforms in a practical hands-on-workshops format.
No previous knowledge of robotics nor programming is needed to take part in the course. The crash course for programming the robots is included in the introductory part. Take a look at the trailer: https://youtu.be/yuipBBSamzo

Course leader

Janika Leoste is an analyst in the Center of Excellence in Educational Innovation and a PhD student. As a robotics teacher-trainer for the last four years, Janika has been educating thousands of teachers about more than ten educational robotics platforms.

Target group

Active preschool or primary education teachers or BA or MA students in various fields in education or anyone interested in robotics in preschool or primary education. The course is limited to 30 participants.

Course aim

Get to know how the successful digital turn in Estonia translates into the field of education.
Get hands-on experience on how to support mathematical thinking by using educational robots.
Find out how robotics enriches the learning environment using a research-based framework.

Credits info

2 EC
Students who are present the whole course period, take part in the collective design assignment and successfully present their essay to the leading lecturer by August 4 will be granted 2 ECTS.
Course final assignment: Preparing a short essay (two pages in A4) on the topic “How Could Educational Robots Change Learning and Teaching”.

Fee info

EUR 400: Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2019). Accomodation and meals are not included in the price.
EUR 450: Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2019). Accomodation and meals are not included in the price.