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Exploiting the best sensory modality for learning arithmetic and geometrical concepts based on multisensory interactive Information and Communication Technologies and serious games

Objective

The weDRAW project comes from the renewed neuroscientific understanding of the role of communication between sensory modalities during development: specific sensory systems have specific roles to learn specific concepts. Starting from these results, in weDRAW we will develop an multisensory technology and three serious games that will exploit the best modality for learning arithmetic and geometrical concepts.
In particular weDRAW:
- will provide the elements to the teacher to determine which is the best modality (visual, audio or haptic) to teach each specific concepts to the students;
- will provide the technology to exploit the best sensory signal;
- will permit to teach different concepts together. This will be possible by using a multisensory approach, that will open a new teaching/learning channel, personalized for each student, based on multisensory interactive technology (i.e. audio, tactile, motor and visual), including a serious game platform.
- will show that it is possible to learn arithmetical concepts from multisensory rhythm exploration and music and geometrical concepts from body movement and multisensory drawing.
- will permit a “deeper learning of Science and Mathematics combined with Arts” improving creative capacities of learners.
Besides application to typical children, a major goal and output of this project consists of applying the proposed multisensory approach and technologies to two specific populations: visually impaired and dyslexic children. In particular, dyslexic children have problems with rhythm, whereas visually impaired children have problems with space and geometry. With weDRAW we expect to improve the spatial and temporal impairments of these two groups of children braking down social barriers.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 456 086,25

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 308,75
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 549 672,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEARN TPM LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
24 Studley Villas
NE12 9LP Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KARADIMAS DIMITRIOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 500
Address
24 3 Rd September Street
16231 Vyronas Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 277 177,50
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IGNITION FACTORY
France
EU contribution
€ 299 591,25
Address
55 Rue La Boetie
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTITUTO DAVID CHIOSSONE PER I CIECHI E GLI IPOVEDENTI ONLUS ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 65 030
Address
Corso Armellini 11
16122 Genova
Activity type
Other
DE AGOSTINI EDITORE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 61 250
Address
Via Giovanni Da Verrazano 15
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)