LSRI visits Uruguay

In an effort support current projects and build new relationship, LSRI's Dr. Pryce Davis visited colleagues from several organizations in Uruguay earlier this month. Dr. Davis first visited the Plan Ceibal and the Universidad Tecnológica del Uruguay's (UTEC) logistic centers at LATU Technology Park in Montevideo. Here Dr. Davis, along with colleague Dr. Nathan Holbert (Teacher's College - Columbia University), met with representatives from Plan Ceibal, UTEC, and Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay (UTU) to discuss support for several ongoing and future collaborations. Attendees at this meeting included two graduates from the University of Nottingham's MA course in Learning, Technology and Education—Ezequiel Aleman (UTEC) and Camila Gottlieb (Fundación Ceibal). MA LTE alumni Ezequiel Aleman and Camila Gottlieb visit with LSRI's Dr. Pryce Davi Following this fruitful and engaging meeting, the attendees visited PTI Cerro—a community space in an industrial center in the west of Montevideo—which houses local businesses, a community school for secondary and continuing education and a new communal fablab makerspace. Over...
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EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 Conference

The EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 conference will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from October 9 to October 12. The conference team is “Argumentation and Inquiry as Venues for Civic Education” and combines the two special interest group of EARLI: SIG 20 "Inquiry Learning" and SIG 26 "Argumentation, Dialogue and Reasoning". Our LSRI member Freydis is co-organizing the conference in her role as JURE assistant coordinator of EARLI SIG 26, together with the other two coordinators Armin Weinberger from the University of Saarland and Baruch Schwarz from the Herbrew University of Jerusalem. The conference will be a vibrant platform for Learning Sciences or Learning and Instruction researchers from all over the world. Highlights of the conference will be the four keynote talks that will be held by Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Eleni Kyza, Hugo Mercier and Robin Alexander. ...
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LTE MA student Ezequiel Aleman finds success with Maker project

Learning, Technology and Education MA student Ezequiel Aleman has received national attention in Uruguay for his project Bricks and Bits. In May, over 1,200 children participated in Mr. Aleman's Maker exhibition, in which university students design challenges for primary and secondary school students. The challenges involved squishy circuits, stop-motion animation, virtual reality games, and coding drones and robots, among many other activities. Additionally, Mr. Aleman organized a new project for this dissertation research involving a group of 38 students re-designing an old or unused toys for a six-year old child. From dolls to dinosaurs, students had to use their design skills to learn about the children’s current interests and incorporate them into a new design. Bricks and Bits received local and national coverage on radio, TV and press. Local governments are now requesting the event to travel to new locations. Three new locations have already been confirmed for 2018 including one which will specifically aim at challenging 50 female high-school students...
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Jane Medwell: PGR supervisor of the year

Congratulations to Jane Medwell who won a staff oscar at the University of Nottingham this year for her work as a PhD supervisor. Thanks too to Jinjin for nominating her. If you want to join the LSRI as a PhD student, read about approach to doctoral supervision here which also includes a link to the formal application via the University of Nottingham. You can also see our current and past doctoral students on our people page....
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