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Berglund, Jenny – British Journal of Religious Education, 2014
There are many pitfalls associated with teaching about religions. One such pitfall entails the risk of presenting religions as stereotypical monolithic systems; that is, all who belong to a particular religious tradition think and act in the same way. I like to call this sort of stereotyping the "robotic tendency" because it has a habit…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Religion, Stereotypes, Religious Education
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Wolff, Krister; Wahde, Mattias – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
In this paper, we summarize our experiences from teaching a course in humanoid robotics at Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden. We describe the robotic platform used in the course and we propose the use of a custom-built robot consisting of standard electronic and mechanical components. In our experience, by using standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Robotics, Science Instruction, Theory Practice Relationship
Kantor-Horning, Susan – Library Journal, 2009
It's called GoLibrary in the United States and Bokomaten in its native Sweden. Patrons know it as Library-a-Go-Go in Contra Costa County, California, but whatever its name, the automated lending service this materials handling machine provides has proved a tremendous aid in addressing underserved segments of this sprawling community. It's not hard…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Systems, Foreign Countries, Counties
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Lindh, Jorgen; Holgersson, Thomas – Computers & Education, 2007
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a one-year regular robotic toys (lego) training on school pupils' performance. The underlying pedagogical perspective is the "constructionist theory," where the main idea is that knowledge is constructed in the mind of the pupil by active learning. The investigation has been made…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Adoption
Social and Labour Bulletin, 1982
This collection of articles on technological change discusses female workers displaced by automation in Canada and Japan; robotics in German automobile manufacturing; union concerns about technology in Europe and Japan; privacy of personal data in Sweden; small business legislation in the United States; and productivity improvement in textile and…
Descriptors: Automation, Banking, Confidentiality, Databases
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Palmér, Hanna – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2017
This article presents a teaching intervention where programming was used to facilitate preschoolers' learning of mathematics, especially in their development of spatial thinking. In the intervention, the programming was made with a small programmable robot especially designed for young students. The results indicate that the children developed…
Descriptors: Programming, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children, Intervention
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi, Ed.; Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. –, 2016
The 23rd EUROCALL conference was held in Cyprus from the 24th to the 27th of August 2016. The theme of the conference this year was "CALL Communities and Culture." It offered a unique opportunity to hear from real-world CALL practitioners on how they practice CALL in their communities, and how the CALL culture has developed in local and…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)