Project: Can a table robot help a child solve tasks in class?
Researchers: Prof. dr. Wilma Resing and others
In co-operation with WittyWorx the Dynamix Testing Lab is conducting a study into the effectiveness of Dynamic Testing by means of a table robot. Frequently, dynamic testing is labour-intensive. The aim of this study is to investigate whether children can be trained by means of a robot. Using a robot will make it easier to give every child feedback on his or her own level. This is also known as “dynamic scaffolding”. Using a dynamic test can provide more insight into the learning processes involved during training and the ability to learn. Moreover, teachers or student counsellors will be provided with more information on the desired supervision provided in class.
The aim of the study is to provide an overview of the effectiveness of a dynamic test procedure (test-train-test) utilising the ‘graduated prompts’ method, and of individual differences in the manner in which children benefit from training. The study aims to improve needs-based diagnostics with regard to suitable education.
The robot supports solving two tasks that are to be solved with real material (Tangibles); seriation tasks (see the projects on the TagTile above) and the Tower of Hanoi, a complex problem task.