Move2Learn: Engaging Preschool Scientists through Embodiment and Technology

The Move2Learn planning effort is a collaboration between researchers and museum practitioners in the United States and the United Kingdom, who represent the spectrum of science education, embodied learning, and interactive educational technology researchers. The overall aim of this project is to gather input for the design of a transatlantic research plan to advance understanding of the role of full body interactive exhibits in the development of young children’s STEM concepts, offering a bridge between theory and practice.

Specific objectives:

  • Increase the capacity of informal science institutions to be more intentional in the application of insights from embodied learning and technology research to the design of exhibits and programs.
  • Raise awareness of the need for the research community to work with practitioners to articulate exploratory and experimental designs that involve full body interaction exhibits in informal learning spaces.
  • Share and leverage knowledge and experience between UK and US researchers, early childhood experts, immersive exhibit designers, and informal science practitioners in order to enhance the co-production of knowledge and begin to build a global network of research-practice teams interested in full body interactive experiences.

Project Brochure – Move2Learn: Engaging Preschool Scientists through Embodiment and Technology

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Move2Learn is US/UK partnership informal science learning program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the US, and the Economic Research Council (ESRC) and Wellcome Trust in the UK.