The second edition of the "Educational Robotics For All: Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEAM, 2nd Edition" is scheduled to begin on 15 March 2021. This free course is available to everyone and will cover topics relating to the future of engineering and education.
Robotics and computational thinking are valuable tools in developing the pedagogy of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and for promoting the inclusion and integration of students. We currently have a multitude of robotic teaching tools at our disposal. These tools arise with the aim of motivating students and promoting innovation during the learning process. Robots are more and more common in today's society. Therefore, it is important to integrate robots at all levels of our daily lives. This course focuses on the presentation of a combination of teaching methodologies, educational robotics tools, and a student learning management methodology. All of these topics are discussed in a way that focuses on strengthening the presence of women in engineering.
Alicia García-Holgado, from the GRIAL Research Group, is part of the teaching team, which is integrated by national and international experts in the field of Open Education and educational activities for the promotion of women and young people in engineering and STEM. It includes experts from UNED, University of Northumbria (United Kingdom), University of La Laguna, University of Porto, University of Salamanca, Federal University (Brazil), Polytechnic University of Madrid, University of Vigo and University Miguel Hernández. The common link between them, besides being experts in the subject matter of the course, is membership of the IEEE Education Society, the educational section of the largest engineering association in the world.
More information and registration at https://iedra.uned.es/courses/course-v1:UNED+STEM_EngiFound+2021/about