"European Dance Robots" is a project funded via Comenius, a sub-programme of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).
"European Dance Robots" is a partnership among European Schools that share the same interest in Robotics as a pedagogical method to increase the motivation and enthusiasm of students for the study of technological subjects. The students will develop and build their own robots (with emphasis on dance robots) in multinational, multidisciplinary teams that could participate in national and international competitions.
The previous experience of some of the participating schools in similar projects showed us in an unquestionable way the value of these projects for the school community and even for improving the pedagogical methods, lab organization, the way the foreign languages are being taught, etc. Students and teachers will use methods of teaching based on “learning by doing” as part of their participation in the Network "Hands-on Science". We will use ICT to promote new forms of collaboration and communication. We will involve students in multidisciplinary teams, from areas as diverse as Multimedia, Electronics, Mechatronics, Informatics and Body Expression. We expect to motivate students of these multidisciplinary teams to pursue studies in areas like science and technology that are traditionally considered difficult and sometimes unappealing. Learning by doing and by giving opportunities to communicate, work and organize teams with students from foreign schools, we expect to motivate and encourage our students to:
- Develop autonomous and multidisciplinary working methods;
- Gain knowledge and communicate in a foreign language during the project;
- Share knowledge with teachers and students from other schools with significantly different cultures;
- And most important to become motivated and pursue studies to their successful completion.