Development of computational thinking and collaborative learning in kindergarten using programmable educational robots: a teacher training experience

Title
Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2017
AuthorsCaballero-González, Y, García-Valcárcel, A
Nombre de la Conferencia5th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality
Fecha de publicación2017
PublisherProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality Article No. 103
Conference LocationCádiz, Spain. ACM New York, NY, USA ©2017
ISBN978-1-4503-5386-1
Keywordscollaborative learning, Computational thinking, Programming, robotics, teaching-learning processes
Resumen

Nowadays, the teaching-learning processes are constantly changing, one of the latest modifications promises to strengthen the development of digital skills and thinking in the participants, from an early age. In this sense, the present article shows the advances of a study oriented to the formation of programming abilities, computational thinking and collaborative learning in an initial education context. As part of the study it was initially proposed to conduct a training day for teachers who will participate in the experimental phase of the research, considering this human resource as a link of great importance to achieve maximum use of students in the development of curricular themes of the level, using ICT resources and programmable educational robots. The criterion and the positive acceptance expressed by the teaching group after the evaluation applied at the end of the session, constitute a good starting point for the development of the following activities that make up the research in progress.

URLhttp://repositorio.grial.eu/handle/grial/1091
DOI10.1145/3144826.3145353