Study on Assist Education of Swing Riding Using a Robot
Kazuo Kawada and Masahiro Ito
Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University
1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8524, Japan
This paper describes a framework for “Robo-iku” (education facilitated by robots) at the kindergarten and primary school levels. We believe the concept of Robo-iku can help to give a unified approach to the problem of the avoidance of science and technology learning. It can also provide young children with opportunities to develop various skills, such as cooperative skills and/or skills to help them relate well to others. We detail the practical experience of a “monotsukuri” workshop for primary school children, a workshop on designing and building rescue robots. A working definition of “Robo-iku” is provided. The results of the workshop imply that the concept of Robo-iku needs to be further investigated.
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