Embodied education: Senses, emotions, and technology

Maria João Silva, Vânia Andrade, Olinda Nunes, Maria da Luz Carvalho, Maria Eduarda Ferreira

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The theme of this paper is the importance of educational embodied approaches, aiming at developing children's sensory awareness, emotional competences and abstract thinking. The case studies presented in this paper explored the joint use of human senses and electronic sensors in embodied educational activities, related to mathematics and science education, situated in schools and in the schools' neighbourhood, and grounded in children's everyday practices. In all the three case studies, the children enhanced sensory and emotional awareness, body literacy and developed abstract thinking, grounded on their own embodied experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014354
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2016
Event17th International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2015 - Setubal, Portugal
Duration: 25 Nov 201527 Nov 2015


Conference17th International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2015


  • Education
  • Embodied
  • Emotions
  • Senses
  • Sensors


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