UPWARD SPIRAL OF PEDAGOGICAL ROBOTICS BENEFITS
In this paper we review the benefits that schools obtain through three phases of growth with Pedagogical Robotics. The proposed benefits of the first phase, which are the promise of the Pedagogical Robotics (PR) program, have to do with the initial project proposal where you get the benefits of a) learning by doing, b) develop individual creativity, c) teamwork, d) communication, e) collaboration, f) sharing skills, g) knowledge generation, h) knowledge transfer to real life and therefore a higher level of meaningful learning.
The benefits discovered during the second and main part of this work, includes the a) opportunity to win a competition or tournament, b) escalating levels of success step by step, c) integration of the school community to seek a common good, d) facing challenges and real-life situations, e) getting out of school space and infiltration to the true school, the real world. These challenges lead the entire school community to confront and overcome new situations, and seek funding for travel, trip planning and implementation, the management of a project that involves multi-disciplinary and multi-agent activities involving at least administrators, teachers, parents and students.
The motivation to win and advance to the next higher levels of representation in tournaments or competitions, going from internal, local, regional, national and international, have great importance and impact on the students and their learning. Each level prepares the team, the Meta-Team (MT) (Directors, Teachers, Parents and Students) in different areas, allowing them to learn as they advance, enabling them to improve what is repeated along the way and face it with courage to achieve their goals, as well as, overcome the challenges that the process presents to them. Finally this process of continuous improvement and development of activities of the MT allows prospecting new benefits, including those seen during the third stage of Group Creativity (GC) and Innovation.