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Building ArtBots to attract students into STEM learning

(2016) arXiv. p.1-10
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There is an increasing worldwide demand for people educated into science and technology. Unfortunately, girls and underprivileged students are often underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs. We believe that by inclusion of art in these programs, educational activities might become more attractive to a broader audience. In this work we present an example of such an educational activity: an international robotics and art week for secondary school students. This educational activity builds up on the project-based and inquiry learning framework. This article is intended as a brief manual to help others organise such an activity. It also gives insights in how we led a highly heterogeneous group of students into learning STEM and becoming science and technology ambassadors for their peers.

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wyffels, Francis, Willem Van De Steene, Jelle Roets, Cristina Ciocci, and Juan Pablo Carbajal. 2016. “Building ArtBots to Attract Students into STEM Learning.” arXiv.
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wyffels, F., Van De Steene, W., Roets, J., Ciocci, C., & Carbajal, J. P. (2016). Building ArtBots to attract students into STEM learning. arXiv.
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wyffels F, Van De Steene W, Roets J, Ciocci C, Carbajal JP. Building ArtBots to attract students into STEM learning. arXiv. 2016. p. 1–10.
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wyffels, Francis, Willem Van De Steene, Jelle Roets, et al. “Building ArtBots to Attract Students into STEM Learning.” arXiv 2016 : 1–10. Print.
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  abstract     = {There is an increasing worldwide demand for people educated into science and technology. Unfortunately, girls and underprivileged students are often underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs. We believe that by inclusion of art in these programs, educational activities might become more attractive to a broader audience. In this work we present an example of such an educational activity: an international robotics and art week for secondary school students. This educational activity builds up on the project-based and inquiry learning framework. This article is intended as a brief manual to help others organise such an activity. It also gives insights in how we led a highly heterogeneous group of students into learning STEM and becoming science and technology ambassadors for their peers.},
  articleno    = {1608.03405},
  author       = {wyffels, Francis and Van De Steene, Willem and Roets, Jelle and Ciocci, Maria-Cristina and Carbajal, Juan Pablo},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1608.03405:1--1608.03405:10},
  series       = {arXiv},
  title        = {Building ArtBots to attract students into STEM learning},
  year         = {2016},
}