Aims & Objectives
An inspiring and equipped teacher has a key role to play in student achievement; so concentrating on undergraduate students’ (as prospective teachers) teaching skills is of essential importance. It is also crucial to put much emphasis on the educational needs of children to realise their true potentials and become more resilient and comfortable during class activities. Use of robotics in education has been on the agenda of primary and secondary school education providers for more than two decades in Europe (Bredenfeld, 2019) and studies show that robots have a big potential to raise success and upskill in maths (Highfield, 2010; Barker & Ansorge, 2007).
Hereby, the purpose of this transnational project was specified as closing skills gaps of undergraduate students, who will work at primary schools, in solution processes of possible challenges related to students with mathematics anxiety by developing;
a- A modular curriculum designed with flipped learning approach including step-by-step hands-on learning practices and the use of online learning materials
b- A video library including scenario-based learning/teaching activities for the use of robotics in mathematics education in primary schools
When considering how STEM education is gaining importance and numeracy is one of the most essential basic skills, we can see the importance of improving these skills in terms of building a foundation, overcoming challenges with a fun and interesting learning processes supported with innovative teaching materials. Here blended learning promises a wide range of facilitative implementations in primary school settings. Robotics practices, especially in face-to-face interactions, engage
children with MA in the learning processes more, so the future of education for children with MA is most likely to be robotics (Brown, 2017).