Educational robotics for the formation of programming skills and computational thinking in childish

Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2017
AuthorsCaballero-González, Y, García-Valcárcel, A
Nombre de la Conferencia2017 International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE)
Publisher IEEE
Conference LocationLisbon, Portugal
Keywordschildren's education, Computational thinking, constructionism, educational robotics, programming skills

Currently, the education sector has been transformed because of the incorporation of information and communication technologies as a valuable support for the formation of digital skills and significant learning. In this article, we present how educational robotics can be integrated into a school environment allowing the achievement of curricular objectives and the development of programming skills and computational thinking. The study was oriented towards a population of 131 students of early childhood education, belonging to a concerted educational center of the autonomous community of Castilla y León, during the 2016-2017 academic period. It describes the resources used, the teaching-learning activities developed and shows what was the acceptance expressed by teachers and students about the incorporation of educational robotics in the classroom.