Teachers’ attitudes towards educational robotics in compulsory school

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Lucio Negrini


Despite the proven potential of educational robotics as a learning tool to promote disciplinary and transversal skills needed in 21st-century society, robots are still underused in schools. Teachers’ attitudes towards educational robotics play an important role in whether or not robotics is implemented in schools. This study analyses the attitudes of 174 teachers towards educational robotics, differentiating by region, gender, age, school level and disciplines taught. The results show that teachers are interested in educational robotics and that they perceive potential in the use of robots for the development of transversal skills. Some factors that limit the implementation of robotics are the costs, the time needed to prepare the activities and the fact that technologies are massively present in our everyday life and therefore some teachers do not want to bring them into school as well.

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