Teaching Wonder (From 3rd Century BCE to 21st Century CE)

  • N. AmbrosettiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 37)


In this paper, we investigate the pedagogical style of renown Alexandrian engineers, such as Heron and Philon, as it appears in their handbooks about pneumatics, the precursor of robotics, to identify the main features of Alexandrian didactics about the topic, and to compare them with modern STEM education with robotics, in order to check their degree of modernity.


Education Pneumatics Heron Philon Skills STEM Engineering Robotics Teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly

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