G. Barbara Demo

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In this chapter we describe an inquiry based science education (IBSE) theoretical framework applied to robotics activities carried out in European K-12 classrooms during last six years. Interactions between IBSE, problem-based learning, constructivist/constructionist learning theories and technology are discussed. Example activities will show that(More)
Paper forms are a widely used mean to collect and communicate data in the office environment. As a consequence, they are a very natural type of user requirements and an effective starting point in data base design of office applications. In the paper a methodology for conceptual design of office data bases is described. It assumes forms as input documents(More)
Small robots are very simple computers that can move autonomously. Their use in primary schools allows pupils to have “concrete” yet full programming experiences at the age in which Piaget situates the concrete operational stage of cognitive development. Indeed, for their first robotic activities, pupils think of paths where the robot moves forward, decides(More)