CNR 2015: Lectures: Cathrine Hasse (DNK): Introduction: Educational Robots - A New Companion Species
She did her PhD. on 'cultural learning processes' in a physics institution where she followed a group of young male and female physicists' students in their first year of study. This project developed into a longitudinal study where she has followed the same group of students more than 6 years.
In her next projects "The cultural Dimensions of Science" and UPGEM, an EU project, financed by EU 6th framework program, she and her research groups studied cultural norms in the sciences.
In her work she takes a special interest in the relations between technology, culture and learning. She is the author of e.g. "An Anthropology of Learning", published by Springer 2015, an MC in the COST action New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter' and active participant in the 4S network of Science and Technology Studies with several workshops on post-phenomenology and anthropology.
Introduction: Educational Robots - A New
How do children learn about robots? In what way are their dreams and imaginations tied to cultural imaginaries found in public culture such as movies and games, and how do 'everyday' scripts of 'family-relations', gender, ethnicity and workplace hierarchies influence their dreams of of future with robots.
In this paper we shall present new data from a Danish project, Technucation, which for more than four years has followed how educational technologies, such as social robots, iPads and interactive whiteboards are transforming public schools.
We shall discuss childrens imaginaries of robots from a subproject in a Danish schools where pupils (4th grade) first draw robots in action and discuss the robots functions, relations with each other and humans, other kinds of machinery as well as futures living with robots.
[image source: Alderbaran Robotics, Cathrine Hasse]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Cathrine Hasse is professor at Aarhus University in Denmark at the department of Education. She is heading the research group Future Technologies, Culture and Learning engaging in research on educational technologies and global cultural learning processes.
Educational Robots - A New Companion
Cathrine Hasse will introduce to the seminar "Educational Robots - A New Companion Species" at Cafe Neu Romance on the 27 November 2015 at Galerie NTK.