Embodied Learning & Computational Thinking

Most existing computational kits either support children to program a wheeled robot or virtual sprite [Yu & Roque, 2018]. We believe a promising future direction is to expand what children can code and how children code, such as using children’s body movements to create code and coding their body movements. In this project, we are working on computational kits for children to explore a wide range of computing projects that allow them to use body movements as the coding input and output. We hope our design will be an addition to existing computational kits to support different project interests, as well as to make learning of computational thinking more interactive and personally meaningful.

  • Members: Junnan Yu, Elizabeth Robinson, Ricarose Roque
  • Keywords: Computational thinking, children, embodied learning
  • Status: In progress