A melhor forma de terminar o ano é mesmo a iniciar novos projetos. Desta feita, na semana em que terminámos a formação de programação, iniciámos, no Centro Cidadania Digital de Valongo, uma formação de robótica para Professores com vista ao desenvolvimento de projetos nos diferentes Agrupamentos de Escolas do Município de Valongo
Esta formação surge da parceria entre a CDI Portugal, o Município de Valongo e o CFAE Sebastião da Gama.
Já se encontra publicado o capítulo “A Contribution to Changing Policies in Four European Countries” (do qual sou coautor) no livro Handbook of Research on Global Education and the Impact of Institutional Policies on Educational Technologies.
Programming is fundamental to the development of computational thinking, one of the essential skills for the 21st century. Tangible programming can be a powerful ally of this process from an early age, especially if it supports STEM tasks areas and inclusion. These are the pillars of the TangIn project, under which four qualitative case studies were developed with the aim of to evaluate the lesson plans designed within the scope of the project and the potential of its implementation for the development of the mentioned dimensions. The statistical and content analysis which the questionnaires applied to 43 teachers from Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, and Latvia were submitted to conclude that students were always very committed and motivated during activities and developed specific and transversal skills related to STEM, including the ability to program and value colleagues, what contributed to its inclusion, regardless of sex and socio-economic conditions.
Referência Bibliográfica completa
Loureiro, M.J., Guerra, C., Cabrita, I., & Moreira, F. T. (2022). Multiple Case Studies About Robotics in Compulsory Education: A Contribution to Changing Policies in Four European Countries. In M. Loureiro, Ana Loureiro, & H. Gerber (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Global Education and the Impact of Institutional Policies on Educational Technologies (pp. 100-129). IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/gateway/chapter/291752