On the 26th of November, 2016, ROBOESL Project partner Edumotiva with the support of the 7th Secondary Education School Committee of Athens Municipality and the 6EK A PEIRAIA organized the ROBOESL Conference at the Technopolis City of Athens.
The ROBOESL conference entitled “Robotics-based learning interventions for preventing school failure and early school leaving” consisted of 2 core events:
- An exhibition on educational robotics by ROBOESL project partner schools of Athens and Piraeus and other local schools.
- Paper presentations by ROBOESL project partners and other educational practitioners and researchers with interest in the area of educational robotics and social inclusion.
The conference aimed at presenting and discussing the intellectual Outputs O1, O2, O3 as they have been developed by the partnership so far. The conference started with the exhibition of robotic projects. In total 19 school groups with more than 100 students took part in the ROBOESL exhibition. The students took an active role in demonstrating their work to the public and elaborating on their robotic projects. Lego Mindstorms, Arduino, Scratch and other programming and robotic technologies were deployed resulted in innovative and creative projects. The audience had the chance to discuss with the makers and to explore more the ideas underpinning their work.
The conference continued with paper presentations by the project partners and other educational practitioners and researchers with interest in the area of educational robotics for motivating learning and school engagement. To spread the word about the ROBOESL Conference channels and working ties with several organizations in Greece were exploited. It is estimated that more than 200 visitors joined the conference activities. The conference was also promoted through the European Robotics Week 2016 network as a registered event.
The conference was successfully completed overcoming the targets initially set by the organizer Edumotiva; given the high participation rate and the satisfaction of the participants, the annual repeat of the conference appears as a sensible decision. This sets a new goal that is in line with the plans of the project partnership towards project results sustainability.
Full photo gallery: http://roboesl.eu/conference/?page_id=250
Conference program: http://roboesl.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/roboesl-program.pdf
Conference poster: http://roboesl.eu/conference/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/11-roboesl.png
Conference facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/315588682132331/