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Educational Robotics as a boundary object: Towards a research agenda

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dc.contributor.author Malinverni, Laura
dc.contributor.author Valero, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Schaper, Marie-Monique
dc.contributor.author Garcia de la Cruz, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-18T10:57:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-18T10:57:55Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Malinverni L, Valero C, Schaper MM, Garcia de la Cruz I. Educational Robotics as a boundary object: Towards a research agenda. Int J Child Comput Interact. 2021;29:100305. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcci.2021.100305
dc.identifier.issn 2212-8689
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47582
dc.description.abstract Educational robotics has become each time more present in the educational experiences of children and young people. Nonetheless, often, the way in which robotics is introduced in educational settings has been considered as unnecessarily narrow. The paper aims at widening the scope of Educational Robotics and expanding the pedagogical possibilities of this field. To this end, the paper draws on the outcomes of two case studies carried out with primary and secondary school children aimed at investigating their views about robots. These studies allow framing and identifying five themes we believe are particularly relevant to rethink the pedagogy of Educational Robotics. Using these themes as cornerstones for reflection, we delineate a set of dimensions and paths to move Educational Robotics beyond the focus on technical skills but instead explore its potential as a boundary object to involve children in reflective processes around the ethical, social and cultural implications of emerging intelligent technologies.
dc.description.sponsorship This research has been possible thanks to the support of “Fundación Cotec para la Innovación”.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 2021;29:100305
dc.rights © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. Under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Educational Robotics as a boundary object: Towards a research agenda
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2021.100305
dc.subject.keyword Educational robotics
dc.subject.keyword Children
dc.subject.keyword Robots
dc.subject.keyword Boundary object
dc.subject.keyword Intelligent technologies
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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