Development of computational thinking skills and collaborative learning in initial education students through educational activities supported by ICT resources and programmable educational robots

Publication TypeBook Chapter
Año de publicación2017
AuthorsCaballero-González, Y, García-Valcárcel, A
Título de LibroProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
CityNew York, NY, USA
KeywordsComputational thinking, Computing industry, Design, Education

The purpose of this paper is to present the PhD thesis research plan, which aims to design, integrate and evaluate educational activities mediated by ICT resources and programmable educational robots, in initial education students, obtaining collaborative learning and Training of computational thinking skills. The research will be developed through a mixed methodology, with the intention of being able to carry out a more complete analysis and evaluation of the subject, obtaining data from different sources (teachers, students and coordinators of educational level). Various instruments such as interviews, questionnaires and participant type observation will be used, focusing on teachers and students. In addition, a rubric will be used to evaluate students' performance in the development of learning activities, through the sequential programming of educational robots. The results that will be obtained with this research will allow to carry out a proposal of technological educational action of great quality, based on the benefits and limitations of the integration of ICT resources and programmable Robots, contributing in a significant way to the implementation of new approaches for the Teaching-learning curriculum content from an early age and empowering participants in the development of computational thinking skills and collaborative learning.