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Learning and teaching with robots (robotagogy)



Learning and teaching with robots could help teachers to free up time on simple, repetitive tasks, and provide scaffolding to learners. Robot teachers offer opportunities but also challenges for teachers. With robots supporting or performing teaching, human teachers will need to reflect and adjust their capabilities and roles to maximise the benefits while minimising the detriments of learning and teaching with robots. Human teachers will need training to collaborate with robot teachers in the classroom. This should be informed by research on pedagogies including robot teachers (robotagogy).

Literature e.g.,

Sharples, M., de Roock , R., Ferguson, R., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Koh, E., Kukulska-Hulme, A., Looi, C-K, McAndrew, P., Rienties, B., Weller, M., Wong, L. H. (2016). Innovating Pedagogy 2016: Open University Innovation Report 5. Milton Keynes: The Open University. 

Herodotou, C., Sharples, M., Gaved, M., Kukuluska-Hulme, A., Rienties, B., Scanlon, E. & Whitelock, D., 2019, Innovative pedagogies of the future: an evidence-based selection. Frontiers in Education 4, Article 113. 

R. van den Berghe, J. Verhagen, O. Oudgenoeg-Paz (2019) Social Robots for Language Learning: A Review. Review of Educational Research 89(2), pp. 259-295 

D.P. Newton. L.D. Newton (2019) Humanoid Robots as Teachers and a Proposed Code of Practice. Frontiers in Education, 4:125.