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Project: Research

Layman's description

Develops and evaluates a novel approach to identify and motivate children that risk to lag behind in the dvelopment of a very basic competence: the ability to pay attention to sets and numbers in their everyday context and make use of such information in play activities. Also to provide support to preschool teachers and special teachers to identiy the children at risk who are vulnerable learners.

In 3-5-year olds we find considerable variabilit with respect to a basic ability: to spontaneously pay attention to sets and numbers in everyday contexts and make use of such information in play. The assumption that such basic competences and skills develop by themseslves in all children is not the case. It has also been shown difficult for preschool teachers to stimulate this in children who lag behind, even when the teachers are aware of the potential problem. Longitudinal studies show that these children tend to not manage mathematics in school. An early lagging behind is, in other words, hard to “reparir” at school.
The project develops and evaluates a novel approach to identify and motivate children that risk to lag behind. Another aspect is to provide support to preschool teachers and special teachers to identiy the children who are vulnerable learners. Another important aspect of the approach is that it is inclusive. One and the same intervention - a digital play-&-learn game - can be used by all children in a group, regardless of their level of development with respect to early number sense. Being automatically adaptive the game can support and challenge all children, including those who are ahead. The project exploreshow a play-&-learn game like this - examplifying 'a novel generation educaitonal software' functions ans is received by children, preschool teachers and special teachers.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2013/01/012015/12/31

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