Robotics in the development of general creative abilities of younger schoolchildren

Robotics in the development of general creative abilities of younger schoolchildren

Olga A. Granichina
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Head of Сhair, 48, naberezhnaya reki Moiki, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ORCID: 0000-0003-1398-6684

Sergey F. Sergeev
Doctor of Psychological Science, Professor, Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University (SPbPU), Head of Laboratory, 29, Politekhnicheskaya ul., Saint Petersburg, 195251, Russia, tel.: +7(911)995-09-29, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ORCID: 0000-0002-6677-8320

Konstantin S. Аmelin
PHD in Physics and Mathematics, Scientific and Educational Center of St. Petersburg State University «Mathematical Robotics and Artificial Intelligence», Director, 7-9, Universitetskaya naberezhnaya, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ORCID: 0000-0002-3643-5132

Angelina N. Granichina
Non-state educational institution of additional education «Raduga», Methodologist, 49-A, apt. 7-n, ul. Lenina, Saint Petersburg, 197136, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Received September 6, 2023

The development of creative abilities in children of primary school age is an important aspect of their educational and personal growth and serves as the foundation for future professional success. At this age, children are in a stage of intense exploration of the world and the formation of basic cognitive skills and abilities, making this period particularly suitable for stimulating and cultivating their creative capacities. The general creative abilities of an indi-vidual are formed through the organization of complex environments, including technogenic ones. The prospects of utilizing educational robotics for fostering the overall creative aptitude of younger students are demonstrated. The possibilities of employing the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Maker sets in working with primary school children to develop their general creative capabilities are examined. It is shown that such work has been successfully im-plemented over a span of four years in St. Petersburg within the framework of the «Robotohod» club, with the sup-port of the scientific-educational center of St. Petersburg State University, known as «Mathematical Robotics and Artificial Intelligence».

Key words
Didactics, engineering thinking, learning environment, robotics training, robotics, learning tools, creative thinking, school education.

The research was supported by an internal grant of the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (project No. 28VG).


Bibliographic description
Granichina, O.A., Sergeev, S.F., Аmelin, K.S. and Granichina, A.N. (2024). "Robotics in the development of general creative abilities of younger schoolchildren". Robotics and Technical Cybernetics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 5-13, DOI: 10.31776/RTCJ.12101. (in Russian).

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