Play Partners: Evaluating the effects of embodied cognition as a learning process for children

Ale, Moyosore and Rubegni, Elisa (2020) Play Partners: Evaluating the effects of embodied cognition as a learning process for children. In: 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society, 2020-10-252020-10-29, Online. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

"Learning by play" has been demonstrated to be a solid concept to support the design of educational technology. However, the learning systems today are less about en- couraging natural curiosity and more about achievements and benchmarks. Embodied cognition answers this as it predicates that we learn not through our minds alone but with our bodies. Children present the perfect template for embodied cognition. Hence, it is advantageous not just to the child but also for us as a specie to understand and en- courage the natural way children learn. This position paper argues for the need to further understand how sensorimo- tor information affects children’s cognitive development and use that as a source for designing interactive technologies that enable effective learning.

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11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society
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01 Nov 2022 09:25
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Unpublished
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22 Nov 2022 14:52