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Dr Andrew Manches

University of Edinburgh

The Chancellor's Fellow

Andrew Manches

Andrew has over 15 years working with young children: as a teacher, academic, start-up director, and, more recently, parent. His research examines the role of interaction in cognition, and the implications this has for early learning and emerging technologies. Andrew has moved to the University of Edinburgh, having been awarded a Chancellor Fellowship and Future Research Leader grant by the ESRC. His company, PlingToys, is currently exploring the potential of early years computing and the Internet of Things.

Research 6 & 7

03 July 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

Two 30 minute research sessions... 6. World of Wonder: Why Gaming Appeals to Kids Exploring the world of children and their relationship to gaming, including the attractions of playing and winning, and the potential for benefits or hazards. 7. Transformational Technology Understanding how technology is transforming children’s interaction with the world.   6. World of Wonder: Why Gaming Appeals to Kids Exploring the world of children and their relationship to gaming, including the attractions of playing and winning, and the potential for benefits or hazards. Presented by Dr Barbie Clarke and Siv Svanaes, Family Kids and Youth Read blog: Research 6 View the presentation: Research 6 There is…

Research 7 (Repeat)

04 July 2014, 1:00pm-1:30pm
Showroom Cinema 1

30 minute research session... repeated. 7. Transformational Technology Understanding how technology is transforming children’s interaction with the world. Presented by Andrew Manches, University of Edinburgh Read blog: Research 7 View the presentation: Research 7 Read the presenter's view Research has attempted to understand the relationship between the way children interact with the world and their physical, affective, social, and cognitive development. This has meant trying to bring together recent theories (which have highlighted the importance of interaction in the way children think and learn) with more practical approaches to evaluating and creating new digital designs for, and with, children. Working with a range of…

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