The ocean absorbs about 30% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels. As a result, it is becoming more acidic, affecting marine life. Rising sea levels due to thermal expansion and melting land ice sheets and glaciers put coastal areas at greater risk of erosion and storm surge. The RoboAquaria project, in line with the horizontal priority “Environment and fight against climate change,” aims to raise awareness about environmental and climate change challenges in connection with the marine environment.
The project also aligns with the priority “Addressing digital transformation through the development of digital readiness, resilience, and capacity”. Due to the demands derived from the COVID-19 pandemic and the post-pandemic era, the project will increase the capacity and readiness of primary and secondary school communities to effectively undergo digital transformation, promoting the pedagogically-driven use of Educational Robotics.
Methodological Framework for the Pilots, Guidelines for the Teachers, and validation
A report based on the design of pedagogical approaches that can be used for cultivating learners’ sustainability competencies, the design of pilot studies to test the validity of the RoboAquaria, and best practices of interdisciplinary teaching in the RoboAquaria environment, including assessment methodology and tools.
RoboAquaria Toolkits and Lesson Topics
Guidelines to direct educators on how to build the RoboAquarium and implement an educational curriculum incorporating robotics and green skills.
E-Learning Toolkit and (OERs) Lesson Plans
Pedagogical material with augmented reality tools for educating and supporting educators in the implementation of the RoboAquaria Curriculum and Educational Robotics for STEAM and Marine Education.
Communication, Dissemination, Exploitation, Policy Recommendations
Several dissemination initiatives to promote the project outcomes, in addition to a Policy Recommendation report with a collection of lessons learned, good examples and practices, challenges, and policy recommendations.