Insights and Questions from a Robotics and Coding pilot

This is Part 2 of a two-part article on a Robotics & Coding pilot. You can read Part 1 here. What did we find? After supporting CRSP dsgn to conduct a two-year pilot of their low-cost robotics and coding toolkit, we gained some of the following insights and identified questions for further exploration: The CRSP … Continue reading Insights and Questions from a Robotics and Coding pilot

Exploring Competencies for a Changing World through Robotics and Coding

This is Part 1 of a two-part article. You can read Part 2 here. Why the big buzz around Robotics & Coding? Beyond the hype, what is the educational value of introducing robotics & coding to schools, and how can this be done in a typical public school context? These are some of the questions … Continue reading Exploring Competencies for a Changing World through Robotics and Coding

Design-based Research: What is it, and Why are we using it?

This is Part 1 of a series of articles about Design-based Research in the Sandbox Project. You can read Part 2 here. Action research, Quasi-experimental research, Ethnographic study… There are many different types of research used in education, each with their own history and terminology – it can sometimes seem quite overwhelming! Throughout the long … Continue reading Design-based Research: What is it, and Why are we using it?

How did it all begin? Research behind the Sandbox Project – Part 2

This is the second part of a series of articles looking at the initial research report guiding the Sandbox Project. Click here to read Part 1. All around the world, people are realising the urgent need for change in education. Countries in both the global north and the global south are acknowledging the shortcomings of … Continue reading How did it all begin? Research behind the Sandbox Project – Part 2