ERIC Number: EJ785180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Project InterActions: A Multigenerational Robotic Learning Environment
Bers, Marina U.
Journal of Science Education and Technology, v16 n6 p537-552 Dec 2007
This paper presents Project InterActions, a series of 5-week workshops in which very young learners (4- to 7-year-old children) and their parents come together to build and program a personally meaningful robotic project in the context of a multigenerational robotics-based community of practice. The goal of these family workshops is to teach both parents and children about the mechanical and programming aspects involved in robotics, as well as to initiate them in a learning trajectory with and about technology. Results from this project address different ways in which parents and children learn together and provide insights into how to develop educational interventions that would educate parents, as well as children, in new domains of knowledge and skills such as robotics and new technologies.
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Workshops, Robotics, Young Children, Parents, Intervention, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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