Learning computational thinking and social skills development in young children through problem solving with educational robotics

Title
Publication TypeConference Paper
Año de publicación2019
AuthorsCaballero-González, Y, Garcia-Valcarcel, A, García-Holgado, A
Nombre de la ConferenciaSeventh International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM 2019)
Fecha de publicación2019
KeywordsComputational thinking, educational robotic., Problem solving, social skills, young children
Resumen

The technological advance that is currently evident in the different social contexts is contributing to consolidate educational
processes that allow the strengthening of technological and social skills in students. This paper presents some results obtained in the
development of a learning experience in computational thinking and social interaction skills, using problem solving activities and
educational robotics in a playful way. The experience involved 46 students and 2 teachers of the first level of primary education of a
concerted school in Salamanca, Spain, during the period 2017-2018. A rubric and checklists were used as data collection instruments. The results show a significant advance in the computational thinking and social development skills explored.