The IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine is set to publish a special issue on Educational Robotics in June 2016. Currently, there is a call for papers with a deadline for submission of 15 July 2015.
The scope of this special issue is to advance knowledge in the field of robotics applied to formal and informal education. The idea of robots as educational tools goes back to the late 60s, when Seymour Papert formulated the theory on learning called “constructionism”, which points out the relevant role played by artefacts in the learning process. Educational robotics broadly refers to the use of robots for educational purposes. There are several ways in which robotics and robots have been employed in educational activities: from object of study to medium that facilitates the transfer of knowledge and even companion, in which the robot performs the role of tutor or peer during the learning process.
Complete details are available at http://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/ram/ram-special-issues.
Posted 17 April 2015.