ENXENO: LEGO© Robots from University Lab to K-12 Classroom

  • A. Vazquez Alejos University of Vigo
  • V. Santalla del Rio University of Vigo
  • M. Vera Isasa University of Vigo
  • E. de Lorenzo University of Vigo
  • I. Cuinas University of Vigo
  • M. Garcia Sanchez University of Vigo

Abstract

At this moment, the importance of technology in all the areas of knowledge is undeniable. Students must acquire competencies in technology during their primary and secondary studies. In this chapter we present the ENXEÑO workshop developed by the University of Vigo and oriented to K-12 students from schools in the surrounding area. The experience pursued a two-fold target of providing an introductory scope of the Electrical and Computer Engineering degree as well as approaching technological knowledge by means of a through play experience. Pros and cons of this innovative learning methodology are analyzed in this chapter. The experiments done during the workshop are described in detail both in contents and organization. Ill. 6, bibl. 9, tabl. 4 (in English; abstracts in English and Lithuanian).

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eee.118.2.1184

Published
2012-02-07
Section
EDUCATION IN ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING