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Title: Weather Gods and Fruit Kids — Embodying abstract concepts using tactile feedback and Whole Body Interaction
Authors: Johansson, Carolina
Ahmet, Zeynep
Tholander, Jakob
Aleo, Franc
Jonsson, Martin
Sumon, Saiful
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences
Citation: Johansson, C., Ahmet, Z., Tholander, J., Aleo, F., Jonsson, M., & Sumon, S. (2011). Weather Gods and Fruit Kids — Embodying abstract concepts using tactile feedback and Whole Body Interaction. In Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N., & Law, N. (Eds.), Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume I — Long Papers (pp. 160-167). Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: In this paper we present findings based on the design and study of a game like activity that allows for physical and bodily interaction around abstract concepts like energy and energy consumption in a collaborative learning setting. The game, called Weather Gods and Fruit Kids, uses motion sensing technologies in combination with tactile and audio feedback to create an embodied interactive setting without computer screens. We analyze and discuss the properties of the interactive setting as well as the interactions with and around the system using characteristics such as multiple modalities of response, large space interaction and aspects of focus and attention. The work suggests that alternative pedagogical activities can be created providing new entries to theoretical concepts using an embodied interaction approach. In particular it may support kinesthetic learners in their preference to learn by being physically engaged.
URI: https://doi.dx.org/10.22318/cscl2011.160
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