How to teach social robotics in non-technical subjects – Multiplier Event of the European-wide PRoSPEro project
June 16, 2021
We would like to invite you to participate in a Multiplier Event within the Erasmus+ project PRoSPEro - Pedagogy of Robotics in the Social Professions in Europe. The project is dedicated to the preparation of educational programmes on social robotics for students of faculties related to social work in the broad sense (including pedagogy, psychology and special education).
Social robotics is used in a wide range of social work, supporting (among others):
- people with developmental difficulties, e.g. autism, motor dysfunctions
- elderly people, e.g. with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, mobility difficulties
- young people at school
- people training parenting skills.
The PRoSPEro project explores a variety of issues related to the field of robotics, including:
- current trends in robotics
- robotic technological challenges
- pedagogy and technology
- robotics and law
- ethics of robotics.
The aim of the Multiplier Event is to discuss how to teach non-technical students to work in an environment where robotics is increasingly prevalent.
The partners of the Erasmus+ PRoSPEro project are: Institute of Technology, Sligo (Ireland), Universitat de Valecia (Spain), Universiteit Twente (Netherlands), VIA University College (Denmark), University of Lower Silesia (Poland), Holstebro Kommune (Denmark), The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Ireland), National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland).
Participation in the Multiplier Event is free of charge. The Multiplier Event will take place online.
Registration Deadline: June 13 -
June 16, 2021
Schedule in Polish local time, UTC +2
10:00 – 12:00
Part 1 – key-note speakers speeches
Bartosz Kunka - „C-eye and eye-tracking-basing system for cognitive therapy and alternative communication”
Bartosz Kunka - PhD Engr Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics. Chairman of the Board of AssisTech Gdansk, a company producing C-eye apparatus. Co-creator of the CyberEye and later the C-eye - apparatus allowing to overcome communication barriers for people with various dysfunctions, e.g. after awakening from a coma, or children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Co-creator of the virtual TouchPad, a project dedicated to monitoring Parkinson's disease.
Bożena Czerwińska - „The obligatory introduction to QEEG test for ASD students with dyslexic problems"
Bożena Czerwińska - MA of Library and Information Science. Graduate of Forensic Psychology and Mediation course. Certified pedagogical diagnostician and therapist. Group trainer of Aggression Replacement Training (ART). Specialist in Social Skills Training (TUS) dedicated to assisting autistic students in proper interpersonal communication.
Tomasz Niemiec - „How to teach students about research projects: the example of robotic autism diagnosis”
Tomasz Niemiec – PhD of Psychology, graduate of the courses „New Technologies and Changing Behaviors” by the University of Bologna and „Advanced statistical analyses” by Warsaw School of Data Analysis WSAD. Scientist and academic teacher of ULS i WSB University in Torun. Co-author of several research panels, including a project on autism diagnosis using a social robot.
Joanna Zborowska, Joanna Kuźmińska-Zaucha - „The use of new technologies in the therapy and education of people with the autistic spectrum disorders”
Joanna Zborowska – MD of Clinical Psychology, MD of Special Education, degree holder of post-graduate studies of Clinical Neurologopaedics. Certified diagnostician of Munich Functional Developmental Diagnosis. Diagnostician of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and psychiatric disorders in adults.
Joanna Kuźmińska-Zaucha – MD of Educational Psychology with Coaching, degree holder of post-graduate studies of Pre-School and Early School Education and Clinical Neurologopaedics with early speech therapy intervention. School teacher, therapist of children with autism spectrum disorders. Co-organiser of national conferences on autism.
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 14:00
Panel discussions on pedagogical approaches to teaching about robotics to social professions students
Divided into 2 discussion panels:
- English-speaking: "Ethical issues of social work with robotics - challenges for education"
- Polish-speaking: "Teaching challenges in social work with robots"
14:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 15:00
Multiplier Event summary