The research moves from a post-digital perspective that looks at technology as part of the learning process, beyond a dichotomous logic, and presents a process idiographic study on an Educational Robotics workshop (with Coderbot) that the Bicocca University conducted in the Scuola Popolare “Antonia Vita” in Monza. The 7 sessions (February-April 2021) involved adolescents with a multiproblematic profile and were designed according to an integrated model, combining Universal Design for Learning with Educational Robotic Applications. An initial analysis of data shows how important the use of algomotricity was for the students, especially during programming: the research therefore intends to investigate the relationship between coding unplugged and programming, focusing in particular on the methods used to simulate the body and the communicative functions implemented
Valeria Cotza is a PhD student at the University of Milano-Bicocca, in the Department of Human Sciences for Education “Riccardo Massa” (scientific-disciplinary field M-PED/03). She is Assistant Researcher in the H2020 Project “Communities for Sciences” (C4S). Her research interests concern early school leaving, popular and second chance schools, active and democratic citizenship and inclusive educational design.
Lusia Zecca is Full Professor at the University of Milan-Bicocca in the Department of Human Sciences for Education “Riccardo Massa”, scientific-disciplinary sector M-PED/03. She is involved in studies on educational design and evaluation, with particular reference to the laboratory approach and teacher training. He is the scientific responsible for international projects on innovative methodologies, also in the field of Social Justice Education (DEMETER, C4S – Communities for Sciences. Towards promoting an inclusive approach in Science Education).