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Step by Step to the World of Science and Technology



Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference ICETA 2018 16th IEEE International Conference on Emerging eLearning Technologies and Applications
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords robotic systems;education; technical education; popularisation of science and technology
Description This paper presents possible ways to solve the questions: How to drag the young people and kids in to the World of Science and Technology? What is the right time to start working with children to motivate them towards these fields? The answers are verified by more than ten years of author’s experiences in developing of education e-learning projects, organization of popularization and education activities such as "Days of experiments", courses and competitions about robots and electronics. The attention is focused on courses called "Build a Robot", "Electronics as a game", and "Building and programming robots" for the target groups of elementary and primary school pupils. The experiences confirmed that the optimal age for pupils of elementary schools to start a systematic co-work is between 8 and 9 years (3rd and 4th grades elementary school
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