Public lecture on technology and children's learning

A free public lecture at the University of Bath will explore how technology can help to enhance children’s motivation and learning in the classroom, on Wednesday 23 October.

Professor Danaë Stanton-Fraser will describe her research examining how technologies such as mobile phones and data loggers can be integrated into the classroom learning experience.

Danaë Stanton-Fraser is a Professor in Psychology and Associate Dean for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bath. Her research is in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and spans psychology, education and computer science

She heads the University’s CREATE Lab (Collaborative Research Evaluating Advanced Technologies in Education) which works with industrial partners and a network of schools to engage teachers and children in research within the classroom.

Professor Stanton-Fraser said: “The CREATE Lab has been exploring how mobile technologies can be integrated within the learning experience of young people so that they become active scientists, using the technology to get very personalised data that increases their understanding of the work they are doing.

“We’ve found evidence for increased motivation and learning with these types of technology and had a lot of positive feedback when we worked with local schools.

“Our goal is to engage teachers in methodologies and technologies to enhance their science lessons. We would like to influence national policy around science teaching and ultimately inspire more young people to love science.”

The free lecture will take place on Wednesday 23 October at the University’s Claverton campus in 8W 1.1. Free parking is available in the West Car Park after 5pm. The lecture will run from 5.15pm to 6.30pm.

This lecture is part of the University’s GULP lecture programme for the public.

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