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The Impact of Humanoid Robots on Student Learning

[Digital Learning and Mathematics]
Presenter: Monica Williams
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, QLD,NSW)
          4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)
          2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)

Nao Robot

This workshop will provide you with an understanding of how humanoid robots have impacted on learning and teaching. This research project is a three-year collaboration (2015-2017) between the AISSA, Swinburne University, QUT and UQ using two NAO humanoid robots (Pink and Thomas) in schools in South Australia. This multi-case study research involves metropolitan and rural and semi-rural schools and students from ELC to Year 10.

 Our early findings indicate, as robots are integrated into the Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies subject, an increase in student engagement, self-directed learning, deep learning and the development of high level skills in computational thinking and coding. The evidence also suggests, that innovative technologies such as humanoid robots are a catalyst for teachers to reflect on their pedagogical practice and beliefs about student learning.

Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session https://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-160614-williams

Presenter: Monica Williams

Monica Willilams

Monica Williams is an Educational Consultant at the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA) responsible for Digital Technologies and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education. Monica’s Digital Technologies and Learning role focuses on supporting schools implement the new Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies subject and how innovative technologies such as humanoid robots, can support pedagogical change, in particular changes in the roles of teacher and learner. Monica is one of four researchers in a three year (2015-2017) multi- case study research project investigating the impact of humanoid robots on student learning. In this research project the AISSA is collaborating with school partners and university researchers from Swinburne University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.

 

 

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