INNOVATION PROJECT: EDUCATIONAL ROBOTICS
As education professionals we realise that in the current “digital era,” learning cannot be based on the same principles as in the “analogue era.” Technological advances arising from the application of new scientific knowledge have an impact on education, making it necessary to offer a flexible curriculum including new skills and competences and using methodologies that support learning throughout life.
Educational Robotics is a learning environment where the people involved are motivated by the design and construction of creations, and where educational activities support and reinforce specific areas of knowledge and skills students develop through the design, creation, assembly and operation of robots. The objective of educational robotics is to facilitate the adaptation of students to current production processes and to develop their scientific skills.
In 2014, Colegio Legamar started the Lega-Bot 3D Educational Innovation Project with Weinnova in order to: promote scientific knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurial skills of the students, through the use of Educational Robotics and 3D printing.
The proposal entails an innovative pilot project for students from Primary and Secondary Education, combining educational robotics and 3D printing, starting with the development of Basic Skills. Years selected to work on the project this academic cycle are:
Fifth year of Primary Education, and they will construct a robot within the “Renacuajo Project”
First year of OSE, and they will assemble and programme robot sensors in the “Lega-Bot Project”.
Third year of OSE, and they will design, 3D print and programme the robot in the “Lega-Bot 3D Project”.
We are also carrying out pilot studies to incorporate the Robotics Project to Infants and first year of Primary Education.
PSYCHOMOTOR EDUCATION PROJECT
Training for Psychomotor Education Practice
One of the characteristics that defines Colegio Legamar's professional team is their solid willingness for continuous and constant training.
In this environment that promotes constant training, Infants I and Infants II Teachers have been trained in a psychomotor practice where “to feel, act and think” or “to think, act and feel” are pathways that complement us as human beings.
Convinced that the basis of our educational practice comes from working conscientiously on the teaching personnel, the school has begun to collaborate with the CEFOPP Centre (the Aucouturier Psychomotor Practice Study and Training Centre) as our school is a practice centre for professional training in this subject.
CEFOPP is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to train, publicize and study the Aucouturier Psychomotor Practice. Since 1989 it is part of ASEFOP (European Association of Training Schools for Psychomotor Practice), which unites all the schools and trainers recognised in Europe and Latin America as people who train professionals, give courses and seminars and write publications etc. on the subject.
KitCaixa Young Entrepreneurs
This is an educational project designed for students, organized into 12 sessions during which they will learn the concept of being an entrepreneur and can put into practice the values of an entrepreneurial attitude. To help with this, we have volunteers from the “La Caixa” corporation which advise the teams and enrich the content of the course with their work experience.
The working team consists of 6 students from the fourth year of Secondary Education A and B who reached the final.
Junior Enterprise Challenge
This is organized by ESIC (The Seville Business School). It is a competition between groups of students from different schools who, with the help of a teacher, simulate business reality by creating their own company. The team consists of 3 students from the second year of Baccalaureate B.
Junior Entrepreneurs Prize
With the same aim and team, we will soon start on this other initiative from the Antonio de Nebrija University in collaboration with various companies and institutions. The goal is to promote business culture so that Baccalaureate students learn how to consolidate the idea of a business into a “business plan”.