• Guided play: From instruction to creativity when constructing automata 

      Bidarra, Graça; Vaz-Rebelo, Piedade; Thiel, Oliver; Alferes, Valentim; Silva, Isabel; Barreira, Carlos; Santos, A.; Almeida, Jorge; Machado, I; Conceição, A.; Bartolleti, Corinna; Ferrini, Francesca; Josephson, Joel; Kostova, Nelly (Journal article, 2020)
      Play is a very important activity for children development and there are evidences that it can be an added value when used for educational purposes. Research about how to integrate play in education points to the importance ...
    • Mapping Spontaneous Cooperation between Children in Automata Construction Workshops 

      Bidarra, Graça; Santos, Anália; Vaz-Rebelo, Piedade; Thiel, Oliver; Barreira, Carlos; Alferes, Valentim; Almeida, Joana; Machado, Ines; Bartoletti, Corinna; Ferrini, Francesca; Hanssen, Signe Marie; Lundheim, Rolv Sigmund; Moe, Jørgen; Josephson, Joel; Velkova, Veneta; Kostova, Nelly (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      This work analyzes spontaneous cooperation between children who participated in Automata for STEM, European Union-funded Erasmus+ project workshops. Taking into account the characteristics of automata, that involve a ...
    • Using self-made automata to teach STEM in early childhood teacher education 

      Thiel, Oliver; Lundheim, Rolv Sigmund; Hanssen, Signe Marie; Moe, Jørgen; Vaz-Rebelo, Piedade (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      In recent decades, an increasing number of countries have integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) into their curricula for early childhood education and care (ECEC). In contrast to this trend, ...