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RoboPisces: marine educational robotics at the time of the COVID-19


David Scaradozzi, Laura Screpanti and Arianna Pugliese, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
Linda Daniela and Arta Rudolfa, Latvjias Universiteit, Riga, Latvia
Costas Tsolakidis and Anastasia Pyrini, Panepistimiou Aeigaiou, Rhodes, Greece
Eleni Mangina and George Sarrigeorgiou, University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Sanja Martinko and Miriana Torer, Osnovna Skola Titusa Brezovackog
Mark Azzopardi and Ethebert Fenech, Maria Regina College, St. Paul’s Bay Primary, San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta
Luigia Romagnoli and Paola Traferro, Istituto Comprensivo “G. Solari”, Loreto (AN), Italy


The RoboPisces project aims at improving students’ achievement and engage-ment in STEAM by means of Educational Robotics. At the moment COVID-19 impacted some project’s activities, but the shortcomings were turned into possi-bilities. Before COVID-19 many teaching methodologies relied on active learning and close relationships in the classroom (e.g. sharing materials, peers tutoring). COVID-19 turned this world upside-down with online teaching, social distanc-ing and other pandemic-related measures. This paper describes the structure and the activities of the project, that will have three main intellectual outputs: a teach-ers’ training manual, an educational curriculum and a toolkit. Notably, the project will carry out an extensive evaluation of the impact of the project’s activities.

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Educational robotics, marine robotics, environmental education, educational impact of COVID-19

Track FabLearn Italy 2020

Robotica e Automazione nell’educazione curriculare e non curriculare, formale, non formale e informale.