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Following our successful symposium on Embodied Design in Education,

You are invited to attend our conference 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


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

Program  October 30

9:00       Arrival and Welcome Drinks
9:30       Arthur Bakker Opening and Introduction (slides)
9:40       Paul Leseman Moderate embodiment for instructional design (slides)
9:55     Dor Abrahamson Embodied Design: Developing a Research Program (slides)
10:40     Shakila Shayan, Marieke van der Schaaf, Arthur Bakker             & Rosa Alberto Embodied Design for Proportional Reasoning(slides)
11:10     Coffee Break
11:25      Rotem Abdu Design idea pitch : Guided Enactment
Designing Visual Cues for Sensorimotor Engagement
11:35      Daniela Schansker & Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs A Scaffolding Step: Haptic actions integrated into a technology-based embodied design (decimal place value system)(slides)
12:05      Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs Design idea pitch
12:15      Michiel Veldhuis and Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen The Role of Embodiment in Primary Mathematics Education(slides)
12:45     Lunch Break
13:35      Dragan Trninic Restoring the Historical Role of Practice to Mathematics Education
14:05     Ami Shulman Embodiment- the field of connective potentials. An Introduction to the Feldenkrais Method.
14:30      Anna Shvarts Coordination versus Dis-coordination in Student-Tutor Collaboration During an Embodied Activity(slides)
15:15     Coffee Break
15:30      Maike Schindler Interpretation of single and dual eye-tracking data in natural settings
16:00    Moderated general discussion
Drinks and bites at 16:30  (Please inform us about your dietary restrictions)

Click here for the program of October 31