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Dr Andrew Manches

Senior Lecturer

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Children and Technology Embodied Learning Instructional design for children

Biography

I have over eighteen years working with children, first as a teacher, and then as an academic. My research focuses on the role of interaction in thinking, and the implications this has for early learning and new forms of technology. I have led a number of grants around children and technology including a recent ESRC Future Research Leader grant. In 2015 I span out a company from the Univeristy of Edinburgh to develop early learning technologies grounded on research. 

Current Research Interests

My current interests are in the following:

Embodied Cognition and Learning

Children and Technology

Computing Education

Entrepreneurship education

Design of novel learning representations

Collaborative Activity

I work with a number of learning science groups mainly in the UK and UK.

Currently I am involved in a US National Science Foundation grant looking at the role of the body in early science learning in museums with Miami Science Museum and the University of Illinois.

 

Teaching

I teach and am course leader on the 20 credit Children and Technology Masters course in the School of Education.

I supervise a number of Master disseratation projects focused on chidlren and technology have currently have two PhD students based in Education and Informatics. I welcome any enquiries about supervision for Doctoral studies in the field of Children's Learning and Technology. 

My research in a nutshell

Research activities & awards

  1. SICSA Demofest 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  2. Royal Society of Edinburgh Summer 2019 events programme

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

  3. Gesture as a means to examine the role of physical interaction in early numerical development

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Chancellor's Fellowship

    Prize: Fellowships awarded competitively

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Research projects

  1. Developing Children's Understanding of Personal Data

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  2. Numbuko

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

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