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About using Automata in the classroom

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Automata Toys have much to offer education. Arts and game based activities around the construction and understanding of automata will provide pedagogical paths for teachers to enhance children's …

Automata Toys have much to offer education. Arts and game based activities around the construction and understanding of automata will provide pedagogical paths for teachers to enhance children's 'learning to learn' capabilities and reinforce key transversal competences and basic skills.
See more at: http://www.clohe-movingtoys.eu

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  • 1. Introduction to the project A European Union funded education projectThe project ‘Clockwork objects, enhanced learning: Automata Toys Construction in 1mary education for Learning to Learn promotion, creativity fostering & Key Competences acquisition’ has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  • 2. AboutFor Primary schools in EuropeTo Introduce engineering, arts, sculpture, mechanics and scienceBy Combining play and technology scienceTo Enhance transversal key competencies
  • 3. What are?Mechanical moving toys (Automata) Made of paper, wood, metal or found objects Combine sculpture with a machine Story-telling toys
  • 4. What are?The lower part Mechanical elements cams, cranks, gears, ratchets, leversThe upper part The fantasy toy element
  • 5. Why Automata?Child tailored communication deviceStory telling mechanical sculpturesEngineering, cultural awareness andartistic expression
  • 6. Pedagogic results?Learning to learnCultural awareness Basic science and mathematics Soft Skills and Social Skills Reading and writing skills Communication skills Digital competences Second language skills Language skills
  • 7. Classroom process? Read a story Identify key points Identify the images Define the character Identify and research materials Design the automataBuild the mechanical components and toy elements Assemble & test the mechanical components Assemble the complete structure
  • 8. Project Methodology Logical process • Preparation of piloting tools and materials • Training the trainers • Experimentation / piloting • Finalization of materials Cannon Paper Crafthttp://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/1006/
  • 9. Project outputs Replicating the projectDidactic kitTeacher guidesOnline & offline teacher workshopsCase studiesRoadmap for childrenQuestionnairesTeacher training curriculumTraining on line versionWiki
  • 10. Project outputsEuropean children’s mechanical toy museum A virtual museum of mechanical toys Children’s and teacher’s experiences Automata developed within the classroom Repository of resources Links etc.
  • 11. Thank you for your interest Website http://www.clohe-movingtoys.euGet involved in the project on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/cb6s9mo