[Maths-Education] Forthcoming Seminar at Warwick University
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:19:16 -0000
Below are details of a seminar on 21st February at Warwick University that
may be of interest to you.
The seminar is on the top floor of the Science Education building, which is
a three storey building on the Westwood site, Coventry.
If you wish to find out more about the content of the seminar,please contact
Professor Celia Hoyles (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information regarding logistics,contact me.
Mathematics Education Research Centre Seminar
What are the rules of a game?
Insights from a study of children programming videogames
Ross Adamson and Celia Hoyles
Institute of Education,
University of London
Wednesday, 21st February
Refreshments 4.30pm to start 5.00pm
We are working to build computational worlds where children can play, design
and program videogames. Videogames represent rule-based systems, which are
expressible in non-textual animated ways. We describe the different ways
children (aged 7 to 8 years) articulate simple rules they have programmed
themselves and how their diverse expressions can serve as windows on to the
meaning of rules and on to their understandings of these rules
We will not only present data from our study but also illustrate these
data by computer demonstrations and/or video extracts.