Investigating and improving STEM learning : From computer coding to logic across home, lab and school

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of Psychology

Abstract

This project will examine the factors that influence young children's exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts, particularly computer coding, and investigate how implementation of hands-on technologies can facilitate the early learning of STEM concepts and related skills (e.g., logical reasoning, planning, perspective taking). Parents, children, and educators will be surveyed about their attitudes toward and use of STEM-related materials. Importantly, children (4-7 years) will also take part in laboratory-based experiments that will expose them to hands-on computer coding (via a product called Cubetto) and we will assess the outcomes of this experience.

Publications

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2267832 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Amy Ann Hughes