Tangible Sentence Train

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Tangible Sentence Train
Author(s) Hall, Amanda
Date 2009
English abstract
My research paper discusses the explorative design process of creating a tangible sentence construction train and the implications of tangible computing in the classroom. For inspiration I looked into learning style methods and tangible computing projects for children. I aimed to follow the methods of Participatory Design and Cooperative Inquiry as part of my design process, but found reasons to explore different methods. My final prototype uses a train to provide digital support and encourage an effective way to support task interest, information retention, and sentence structure, as well as facilitate creativity and team problem solving skills for children of different learning styles and skill strengths. By allowing children to construct their own sentences with responsive train cars, I found that children were able to discuss class material and ideas in a fun way, as well as find explorative ways to bend rules and engage in play.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) tangible
design for children
learning toy
children as design partners
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8583 (link to this page)

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