Janika Leoste is an analyst in the Center of Excellence in Educational Innovation and a PhD student. As a robotics teacher-trainer for the last four years, Janika has been educating thousands of teachers about more than ten educational robotics platforms. In a experimental study lasting one school-year with more than 2000 students, she investigates, how educational robotics can be implemented in math lessons, and what are the teachers’ and students’ attitudes towards educational robotics as a learning tool.
Maire Tuul is a lecturer of Mathematics and Didactics of Mathematics in Tallinn University. Her main fields of research are renewed learning environment and application of curriculum in pre-school child care institutions. For Maire it is important that future teachers would recognize the potential of robotics for bringing diversity to the learning process and that they could expediently use modern technical means. She received her PhD in Educational Sciences from Tallinn University.
Tiia Õun is an Associate Professor at Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences and Acting Director of the School of Educational Sciences. She received her PhD in Educational Sciences from Tallinn University.
The course is organised together with teachers from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC), including Luis Pastor, School of Computer Science & Engineering.
The URJC is a multidisciplinary higher education institution created in 1996 as the 6th public university in Madrid. Even though it is very young, it has relevant achievements both from the academic and research points of view. The group collaborating with TLU is composed of faculty and officials from the Schools of Computer Science & Engineering and the School of Social Sciences (Education area). The group’s background is essentially multidisciplinary, having worked in different application domains such as Medicine or Education. Past activity includes subjects such as technology based education and training using virtual reality, haptics, mechatronics and robotics.