Workshops of International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2008)

TERECoP Workshop
Teaching with robotics: didactic approaches and experiences



Black-and-white-box perspectives to distributed control and constructionism in learning with robotics
Chronis Kynigos

Robotics, Computer Science curricula and Interdisciplinary activities
Javier Arlegui , Emanuele. Menegatti, Michele Moro, Alfredo Pina

The use of LEGO Mindstorms in elementary and secondary education: game as a way of triggering learning
Soumela Atmatzidou, Iraklis Markelis, Stauros Dimitriadis

Notes on a Scientific Foundation for Constructionism: with a note of some difficulties
Mike Doyle

It Takes a Village... to do Science Education
Paolo Fiorini, Stefano Galvan, Loretta Giuliari, Laura Pighi

Representative examples of implementing educational robotics in school based on the constructivist approach
Stassini Frangou, Kyparissia Papanikolaou, Liliane Aravecchia, Luc Montel, Silviu Ionita, Javier Arlegui, Alfredo Pina, Emanuele Menegatti, Michele Moro, Nello Fava, Stefano Monfalcon, Irene Pagello

CEABOT: Nationalwide Little humanoid robots competition; rules, experiences and new challenges
Jardón, P. Zafra, S. Martinez De La Casa, A Giménez 

Algorithm, Pseudo-Code and Lego Mindstorms Programming
Anthi Karatrantou, Chris Panagiotakopoulos

Semantic and epistemological continuity in educational robots' programming languages
Emanuele Micheli, Marco Avidano, Fiorella Operto

School Net For a K-12 Small Robots Programming Project: Experiences in Primary Schools
M. Stella De Michele, G. Barbara Demo, Simonetta Siega, A Piedmont

Teachers as designers of robotics-enhanced projects: the TERECoP course in Greece
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, Stassini Frangou, Dimitris Alimisis

Using a Programmable Toy at Preschool Age: Why and How?
Janka Pekárová

Educational Robotics Initiatives in Slovakia
Pavel Petrovic, Richard Balogh

The use of Educational Robotics for the teaching of Physics and its relation to self-esteem
Sarantos Psycharis, Evi Makri-Botsari, Georgios Xynogalas

Gary S. Stager, A Constructionist Approach to Robotics


Prof. Dimitris Alimisis, Department of Education, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Patras, Greece,chair

Prof. Michele Moro, DEI (Dept. of Information Engineering), Univ. of Padova (Italy), local chair

Program committee:

Aravecchia Liliane, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres d'Aix-Marseille, France

Arlegui Javier, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Balch Tucker, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Dagdilelis Vassilios, University of Macedonia, Greece

Ezpeleta Joaquin, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Kraetzschmar Gerhard K., Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany

Marciano Giovanni, IPSIA (Tech. and Profess. Superior Education Institute) Borgosesia, Italy

Menegatti Emanuele, University of Padua, Italy

Mikropoulos Tassos, The University of Ioannina, Greece

Montel Luc , Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres d'Aix-Marseille, France

Muscato Giovanni, University of Catania, Italy

Operto Fiorella, Scuola di Robotica, Italy

Papanikolaou Kyparissia, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Athens, Greece

Pina Alfredo, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Pretto Alberto, IT+Robotics, Italy

Ribeiro Fernando, University of Minho, Portugal

Sklar Elizabeth, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA