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Following our successful symposium on Embodied Design in Education,

You are invited to attend our symposium on

Embodied Design in Interaction

October 30, 2017

Booth zaal , Utrecht University Library, Heidelberglaan 3


Utrecht University, Utrecht

Organized by Arthur Bakker, Marieke van der Schaaf, Shakila Shayan, Rosa Alberto, & Paul Leseman (Utrecht University)


This symposium is aiming to exchange the newest insights on embodied cognition focusing on the main question of how to make embodied design productive for technology-enhanced learning with a focus on the interaction—not only between human and computer, but also between the student and the tutor.

We are pleased to announce our speakers: Dor Abrahamson (University of California, Berkeley), Maike Schindler (University of Cologne), Daniela Schansker and Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs (Bremen University)Michiel Veldhuis and Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen (Utrecht University),  and Anna Shvarts  (Lomonosov Moscow State University). 

This symposium is funded by Education for Learning Societies (Utrecht University).

Participation is free of charge including free Lunch, but please register to give us an estimate. You can register here.

Preliminary Program  

Walk in from 9:00

Start at 9:30

 Speakers Theme
Paul Leseman Moderate embodiment for instructional design
Dor Abrahamson Embodied Design: Developing a Research Program
Rotem Abdu Guided Enactment: Designing Visual Cues for Sensorimotor Engagement
Shakila Shayan, Marieke van der Schaaf, Arthur Bakker and Rosa Alberto Embodied design for proportional reasoning
Daniela Schansker& Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs A scaffolding step: Haptic actions integrated into a technology-based embodied design (decimal place value system)
Michiel Veldhuis and Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen The role of embodiment in primary mathematics education
Anna Shvarts Coordination versus dis-coordination in student-tutor collaboration during an embodied activity
Maike Schindler Studying students’ interactions using dual portable eye-tracking


Drinks and bites at 16:00  (Please inform us about your dietary restrictions)