How to Revive Building Blocks by Digitization

ID: 43253 Type: Full Paper: Conceptual & Empirical Study
  1. Martti Havukainen and Keshav Gupta, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  2. Charl Wolhuter, North West University, South Africa
  3. Erkki Sutinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Wednesday, June 25 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Location: B3117 View on map

Presider: Cesar C. Navarrete, University of Texas at Austin, United States

Abstract: The importance of building blocks for learning and education through playful activities from a constructivist perspective is summarized on the basis of a comprehensive and critical literature review. The applications of building blocks are evident in art, education, social interaction, real world modeling, problem solving, common play and storytelling. Based ón twenty years of professional experience in special education we have shown that digitization of the building block games promotes accessibility and imagination capabilities while enabling diverse learning with automatic intervention and social collaboration.

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