Estonia, Tallinn

Designing Robot Supported Lessons for Schools of General Education

when 22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 400

The change of teaching and learning practices is especially required in subjects that see low levels of learner interest and motivation, for example in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) subjects.

One of the ways of increasing interest towards subjects is using educational robots, designed especially for younger students and being used in classroom for the purposes of increasing learner interest towards the learning process.

It is assumed that the integration of robots also supports the change of teachers’ teaching and learning approach.

In this practical hands-on course, the participants will collaboratively create, test and share robot supported lesson plans, for a subject they have chosen, using for that widely used educational robotics platforms LEGO EV3, LEGO WeDo 2.0 and Edison.

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.

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 primary and secondary 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 lesson plan assignment and successfully present their essay based on the home reading will be granted 2 ECTS.

Fee info

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