Project Acronym: ER4STEM
Project Full Name: Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Sector: Robotics Education
Programme: Horizon 2020
About: The ER4STEM project aims to stimulate children’s curiosity from a very young age so as to attract them to science and technology using robotics as a tool. Robotics workshops will be run for students aged 7 to 18 with the goal of engaging them into this fascinating world where so many applications exist which can open up several career opportunities. The project intends to grab students’ attention in an attempt to increase interest in STEM subject uptake among students in their choice of subjects during school years. This project brings together 6 partners within Europe.
Through this project, an educational robotics repository will be built which will purposely be set up for teachers so that they will have access to a variety of approaches and insights into how to present this subject to their students in a more meaningful and engaging way in the fields of science and technology.
ER4STEM will also harmonise existing approaches in the field of robotics within Europe and beyond, and offer a common concept to stakeholders in the fields of science and technology including, but not limited to, students, teachers, educators and science policymakers.
Acrosslimits’ Role: We have a role in all the Workpackages and will be involved in identifying best practices within the field of educational technologies for robotics, running workshops, and have just organised and hosted the European Conference on Educational Robotics (ECER) in Malta. We will be evaluating and disseminating the results obtained through the workshops and conference. Moreover, as a technical partner, we will be building the educational robotics’ repository and informing educators about it.