In the Science through Technology Enhanced Play (PLAY) project, we are investigating how embodied play among elementary school students can be used to help them understand scientific phenomena (e.g., the working of forces, complex behaviors of bees).

This is actually a collection of grants including:

Note that this work extends our prior work on the Learning Physics through Play (LPP) Project.


For more information, see: http://sttep.org
Selected publications:
  1. Keifert, D., Enyedy, N., Danish, J., Lee, C., Dahn, M., & Lindberg, L. (2018). Tracing Bodies Through Liminal Blends during Play-based Inquiry in a Mixed Reality Environment. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), International Conference of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org//handle/1/662
  2. Humburg, M., Keifert, D., Georgen, C., Lee, C., Tu, X., Danish, J., & Enyedy, N. (2018). The Challenge of Consistency in Sensemaking Resources Across Play and Assessment for Young Science Learners. Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.
  3. Humburg, M., & Danish, J. (2018). Investigating Multiple Dimensions of Student Engagement with Embodied Science Learning. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), International Conference of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org//handle/1/824
  4. Davis, B., Tu, X., Danish, J., & Enyedy, N. (2018). The Structures of Embodied Play Activities and Their Impact on Students’ Exploration of the Particulate Nature of Matter. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), International Conference of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org/bitstream/1/846/1/494.pdf
  5. Danish, J. A., Humburg, M., Tu, X., Davis, B., & Georgen, C. (2018). Modeling bees by acting as bees in a mixed reality simulation. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), International Conference of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org/bitstream/1/604/1/276.pdf
  6. Danish, J., Keifert, D., Enyedy, N., Humburg, M., Tu, X., Davis, B., & Lee, C. (2018). Embodiment Within Computational Models: Explorations of Agency and Normativity. Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.
  7. Danish, J., Enyedy, N., Humburg, M., Saleh, A., Dahn, M., Lee, C., … Georgen, C. (2018). STEP-Bees and the Role of Collective Embodiment in Supporting Learning Within a System. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), International Conference of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org/bitstream/1/600/1/272.pdf
  8. Dahn, M., Enyedy, N., & Danish, J. (2018). How Teachers Use Instructional Improvisation to Organize Science Discourse and Learning in a Mixed Reality Environment. In J. Kay & R. Luckin (Eds.), International Conference of the Learning Sciences. https://repository.isls.org/bitstream/1/915/1/8.pdf
  9. Saleh, A., Danish, J., Humburg, M., & Enyedy, N. (2017). How body-based actions support elementary students’ science explanations about the particulate nature of matter. Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.
  10. Danish, J. A., Enyedy, N., Saleh, A., Humburg, M., DeLiema, D., Dahn, M., & Lee, C. (2017). STEP-Bees: Coordinating embodied interaction with peers, teachers, and computer simulation to support learning. Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association.
  11. DeLiema, D., Enyedy, N., Danish, J., Lee, C., Illum, R., Dahn, M., … Mahoney, C. (2016). Blending Play and Inquiry in Augmented Reality: A Comparison of Playing a Video Game to Playing Within a Participatory Model. In International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp. 450–457).
  12. Danish, J. A., Enyedy, N., Saleh, A., Lee, C., & Andrade, A. (2015). Science Through Technology Enhanced Play: Designing to Support Reflection Through Play and Embodiment. In Exploring the Material Conditions of Learning: The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference (Vol. 1). The International Society of the Learning Sciences. Danish-2015-Science Through Technology Enhance.pdf
  13. Danish, J. A. (2015). Collective and Participatory Embodiment: Science through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) and BioSim. Association of Science-Technology Centers Annual Conference.
This project was co-directed with: Noel Enyedy, Jeff Burke, and Fabien Wagmister.